Oct. 23, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jordan Wynn threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns in drizzly weather and No. 9 Utah thrashed Colorado State 59-6 on Saturday to stay unbeaten.
The sophomore quarterback went 23 of 29 and reached the 300-yard mark for the third time in his career. With the game in hand, Wynn didn't play after Matt Asiata's rushing touchdown pushed Utah to a 38-6 lead midway through the third quarter.
The Utes (4-0 Mountain West Conference) ran their record to 7-0 for the third time in the last seven years. In the 1994 and 1998 seasons, the Utes went undefeated and won BCS bowl games.
Pete Thomas threw for 185 yards and the Rams (2-6, 1-3 MWC) were able to move the ball against Utah in the first half but could only net two field goals after getting inside Utah's 10 twice.
The Rams' defense forced Utah to punt once and the Utes reserves kept the scoring going.
Third-string running back Sausan Shakerin ran for 80 yards and a touchdown and Utah set a season-high with 648 yards of total offense.
On the first drive of the game, Asiata plunged into the end zone from a yard out on fourth down.
After recovering a fumbled punt, the Rams got a 27-yard field goal from Ben DeLine in the second quarter.
As they have all season, the Utes dominated the second quarter to take a 24-6 halftime lead. Utah has outscored its opponents 134-13 in the period.
Wynn, who threw three interceptions against Wyoming in his last outing, found Eddie Wide for a 30-yard TD pass to begin the onslaught.
Wide also rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown and Asiata had two rushing scores, but most of the damage was done through the air (427 yards) as the Rams crowded the line of scrimmage.
The Utes beat the Rams for the fifth time in a row. The Utah-CSU series dates back to 1902, but this 79th meeting may be the last one for the foreseeable future as the Utes start play in the Pac-12 in 2011.
Utah even employed a little trickery.
In the second quarter, Joe Phillips caught the Rams by surprise with a slow-rolling onside kick that barely traveled the requisite 10 yards before the kicker fell on it for an extra Utah possession. Phillips capped it with his 18th straight field goal, tied for the longest active streak in the country, from 36 yards to put Utah ahead 17-3.
The Rams drove right back down the field but bogged down inside the 10 and had to settle for another DeLine field goal.
The Utes quickly responded with a 71-yard touchdown pass to DeVonte Christopher, who caught the ball from Wynn and blazed untouched to the end zone. Christopher had five receptions for 111 yards.
Utah extended its home winning streak to 21 games, the third-longest string in the nation.