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Utah vs. Oregon Postgame Notes




Sept. 19, 2009

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Utah's 16-game winning streak came to an end. The streak, which began on Dec. 20, 2007, ties for the second-longest in school history.

Terrance Cain had his first career rushing touchdown in the first quarter, a 19-yard rush to tie the game, 7-7. He was one yard short of his career-high with 68 yards rushing.

Terrance Cain had a career-high with 41 pass attempts and tied his career best with 20 completions. He finished with 178 yards.

Six different receivers caught passes for Utah (David Reed, Jereme Brooks, Shaky Smithson, Matt Asiata, Aiona Key and John Peel). Reed led the Utes with 49 yards on five catches.

Utah had its second blocked punt of the season in the first quarter, a team block that went off the back of an Oregon lineman. The Utes also had a blocked punt against Utah State (which went out of the back of the end zone for a safety).

Utah recovered three fumbles from Oregon. Two of those subsequent drives led to a touchdown.

Joe Phillips handled all of the kicking. He made a 22-yard field goal in the third quarter and was 3-for-3 on PAT attempts.

Robert Johnson made his eighth career interception in the fourth quarter. The pick came in Oregon's end zone.

Robert Johnson scored his first career touchdown in the third quarter, recovering a fumble and returning it 28 yards for the score.

Shaky Smithson returned six kickoffs for 137 yards. Both numbers are career-highs. His longest return was 29 yards.

Brandon Burton made his first career sack in the first half, a six-yard stop.

Kenape Eliapo recovered his first career fumble on the first play of the second half (after the kickoff).

Mike Wright had his first career forced fumble in the fourth quarter.

Joe Dale led Utah with seven tackles. Derrick Shelby's six tackles tied his career high.

 

 

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