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Utah vs. BYU Postgame Notes




Sept. 16, 2012

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Utah has won eight of the last 11 games against BYU, including the last three contests.

The Utes earned their first victory over a top-25 team since defeating 15th-ranked Pittsburgh in 2010. BYU entered the game ranked 25th in the Associated Press poll.

Making their first career starts was Jeremiah Poutasi, Westlee Tonga, Jarrell Oliver, LT Filiaga, Boo Andersen and Tyron Morris-Edwards. Jon Hays and Reggie Topps made their first starts of the season.

Jon Hays went 18-for-27 passing for 196 yards with two touchdowns.

Westlee Tonga scored his first career touchdown in the first quarter on a 17-yard reception from Jon Hays.

Dres Anderson scored his first touchdown of the season on a 39-yard reception from Jon Hays in the third quarter. He has four career touchdowns. Anderson had 53 receiving yards on two catches for the game.

Max Moala had his first career reception, a 19-yard catch.

Reggie Dunn had a career-high six catches (56 yards).

Utah had 11 different players catch passes.

Jarrell Oliver led Utah in rushing with 24 yards on 11 carries. Lucky Radley added 22 yards on nine carries.

Mo Lee scored his first career touchdown on a 47-yard fumble return in the third quarter. It was his first career fumble recovery. Utah's last fumble returned for a touchdown was V.J. Fehoko against BYU in 2011.

Ryan Lacy had his fourth career interception in the third quarter.

Reggie Topps and Tyron Morris-Edwards led Utah with eight tackles each. It was a career high for both players.

Star Lotulelei tied his career-high tackles with seven.

Charles Henderson had a career-long 57-yard punt return. He had a career-high 85 yards on four returns.

Tom Hackett made his first appearance of the year at punter. He kicked three times for 107 yards (35.7 average), putting all three inside the 20.

Coleman Petersen tied his career long with a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter. He is now 7-of-14 from 40 and out in his career.

Sean Sellwood knocked a 56-yard punt and has now hit 45 punts of 50 or more yards in his career. He ranks third all-time at Utah in the category. Sellwood had four punts for 151 yards (37.8 average).

Jake Murphy converted a fake punt play on fourth-and-two in the first quarter, gaining four yards on a direct snap.

Attendance is 45,653. It is the sixth-largest crowd in Rice-Eccles Stadium history.

 

 

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