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Utah vs. Pittsburgh Postgame Notes




Sept. 3, 2010

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Utah raised its home winning streak to 18 games with the victory. It is the second-longest home winning streak in school history. Utah won 26-straight home games from 1928-34.

Utah improves to 5-4 all-time in overtime games.

Utah won its 20th game against a BCS school since the BCS began in 1998. Utah has more wins against BCS schools than any other NAQ team.

Utah earns its first win in a season opener against a team ranked in the A.P. poll (1-5). It was Utah's first home season opener against a team ranked in the A.P. poll.

Utah has won its last four home games against ranked foes, beating No. 11 UCLA in 2007, No. 11 TCU in 2008, No. 16 Brigham Young in 2008 and No. 15 Pittsburgh in 2010.

Utah remains undefeated against the Big East (8-0). Utah is 2-0 all-time against Pitt.

Joe Phillips' 21-yard game-winning field goal was the 22nd of his career and his 11th consecutive made attempt dating back to last year. He also added a 26-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Tonight's attendance of 45,730 was the third-largest crowd in stadium history.

Nine players made their first career starts for Utah - John Cullen (OL), Shaky Smithson (WR), Junior Tui'one (DE), Dave Kruger (DT), Matt Martinez (LB), Chaz Walker (LB), Chad Manis (LB), Brian Blechen (DB) and Nick Marsh (PK).

Two of Pittsburgh's four scoring drives were set up by Utah miscues (28-yard touchdown drive on fumbled punt return, 37-yard field goal on blocked punt).

After allowing 50 yards rushing in the first quarter, Utah held Pittsburgh to just 32 rushing yards for the remainder of the game: 13 yards in the second quarter, 17 in the third quarter and two in the fourth quarter. Pitt had zero rushing yards in overtime.

Jordan Wynn had his fourth career 200-yard game, finishing with 283 yards passing. He was 21-for-36 with and tied a career-high three touchdowns. He also had three touchdowns against Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl.

DeVonte Christopher, who led Utah in receiving, finished with career highs of eight catches and 155 yards. He also scored his first career touchdown on a 61-yard reception from Wynn.

Jereme Brooks made touchdown catches of 19 yards and three yards during the game. It is the first time he has had two receiving touchdowns in a game and the third time he has had two total touchdowns in a game. He has 12 career touchdown receptions and 17 total touchdowns (five rushing). Brooks finished the game with five catches for 87 yards.

Chaz Walker, who made his first start, had a career-high 11 tackles to lead Utah.

Junior Tui'one and Latu Heimuli each recorded sacks for losses of nine yards and seven yards, respectively.

Utah had two different brother combinations on the field during the game - Dave and Joe Kruger (defense) and Matt and Shawn Asiata (offense).

 

 

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