Utah's Brent Casteel (5) pulls in a pass against Oregon State during the second quarter of their college football game Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Corvallis, Ore. . (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Aug. 30, 2007
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Yvenson Bernard ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon State opened the season with a 24-7 victory over Utah on Thursday night.
Utah quarterback Brian Johnson completed eight of 13 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, but left at the half with an apparent separated shoulder.
Utah (0-1) scored on a drive when Johnson hit Brent Casteel with a 36-yard pass to make it 7-0.
The Utes missed out on an earlier scoring opportunity when Louie Sakoda's 45-yard field goal attempt fell well short.
Oregon State's Moevao helped redeem himself with a gutsy 17-yard pass to Darrell Catchings on a fourth-down play with 7 yards to go. Bernard went on to score on the drive, running in from 9 yards out and knotting the score at 7.
Johnson, who did not play for the Utes last season because of a knee injury, did not return in the second half and was replaced by Tommy Grady.
The Utes will play host to the Air Force Saturday Sept. 8 at 4:00 PM MT.