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Utah vs. Northern Colorado Postgame Notes




Aug. 30, 2012

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Utah had its first shutout since defeating Wyoming, 50-0, in 2007.

Utah scored 41 points, the most points it has scored since totaling 54 points against BYU in 2011.

Utah won its fifth consecutive season opener, and its eighth-straight season opener at home.

The following players made their first career starts: Percy Taumoelau, Jeremiah Tofaeono, Dave Fagergren, Nate Fakahafua, V.J. Fehoko.

Utah set Rice-Eccles Stadium records (since 1998) for plays and time of possession with a 21-play, 10:43 drive for 91-yards and a touchdown in the third and fourth quarters.

The Utah defense held Northern Colorado to just two yards rushing in the first half, including negative three yards in the first quarter. UNC had just 41 total yards in the first half.

Northern Colorado had just 35 rushing yards in the game. UNC had just eight rushing yards after three quarters.

Jordan Wynn threw for 200 yards (19-for-27) for his 11th career 200-yard game. He threw two touchdown passes and one interception.

John White rushed for 119 yards on 24 carries for his ninth career 100-yard game. Utah is 9-0 when White rushes for 100 yards.

Travis Wilson scored his first career touchdown in the second quarter on a three-yard rush. He scored his second career touchdown on a six-yard rush in the third quarter. Wilson also went 2-for-2 passing for 21 yards.

Jake Murphy had career highs in catches (6), receiving yards (78) and touchdowns (two), leading Utah in receiving. He scored his second career touchdown on a 10-yard reception in the second quarter.

Anthony Denham made his first career catch, while players with their first career rushes were Travis Wilson, Jarrell Oliver, Kelvin York. Geoff Norwood made his first career punt return.

Dave Fagergren had a career-high six tackles to lead Utah.

Quade Chappuis tied his career high with five tackles.

Joe Kruger made his first career interception and returned it 24 yards for his first career touchdown in the third quarter.

Sean Sellwood moved into a tie for third on the all-time Utah list for 50-yard punts with the 37th of his career. He had a 60-yard punt that landed at the UNC three-yard line in the second quarter.

Attendance is 45,273. Utah has sold out 13 consecutive games.

 

 

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