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Utah vs. UNLV Game Notes

Sept. 6, 2008

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Today's attendance was 45,587. It was the third-largest crowd and the 12th sellout in Rice-Eccles Stadium history.

Six different players scored touchdowns for Utah: Brian Johnson, Matt Asiata, Freddie Brown, David Reed, Colt Sampson and Jereme Brooks.

Utah held UNLV to 11 net yards in the third quarter, including negative six rushing yards.

Utah scored on all four of its possessions in the third quarter with an average starting position of the 46 ½ yard line.

Louie Sakoda scored his 200th career point with his first PAT kick of the game. He is ranked sixth in scoring on the all-time list at Utah (fourth among kickers) and currently has 205 points.

Louie Sakoda made six PAT's for the third time in his career and first since 2006. He currently has 88 career PAT's, which moves him into fourth all-time at Utah.

Brian Johnson's 56-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was a career-long rush. It was Johnson's first rushing touchdown of the season. His previous long rush was 28 yards. It was Johnson's 12th career rushing touchdown.

Brian Johnson moved into fourth-place on the all-time list for career passing yards at Utah. He has 5,369 yards, passing Alex Smith (5,203 yards, 2002-04).

Matt Asiata scored his first career touchdown on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. He made his first career passing attempt in the fourth quarter, throwing a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jereme Brooks.

Jereme Brooks scored his sixth career touchdown (third receiving) in the fourth quarter on a 32-yard pass from Matt Asiata.

Freddie Brown scored his first career touchdown on a 32-yard reception from Brian Johnson in the third-quarter.

Louie Sakoda had two punts downed inside the 20-yard line during the game to give him 5 for the year. He also had a punt downed inside the 5-yard line, his 18th career punt downed inside the 5-yard line.

David Reed made his first significant mark of the season, scoring his first career touchdown in the third quarter on a 15-yard run. He also returned the kickoff in the second half 49 yards, Utah's longest kick return of the season.

Colt Sampson scored his first touchdown since 2006 in the third quarter on an 8-yard reception. It was his third career touchdown.

In both of Utah's first games, it has had at least six receivers in double-digit receiving yards. Freddie Brown, Brent Casteel, Bradon Godfrey and Matt Asiata have had double-digit receiving yards in both games.

Terrell Cole and Tony Bergstrom each made their first starts on special teams. Derrick Shelby also made his first appearance as a Ute.

Stevenson Sylvester led the team with nine total tackles. He had 1.5 tackles for losses of 3 yards.



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