Scoring summary

Utah ... 17 ... 13 ... 14 ... 14 — 58

Utah St. ... 7 ... 0 ... 3 ... 0 — 10

First quarter

Utah St. (12:14): Otis Nelson 9-yard pass from Sean Setzer (Peter Caldwell kick)

4 plays, 24 yards, 1:22

KEY PLAY: John Peel fumbles Caldwell's punt and Geno Odong recovers and races to the Utah 24.

Utah (8:09): Matt Asiata 4-yard run (Louie Sakoda kick)

10 plays, 80 yards, 4:06

KEY PLAY: Brent Casteel hauls in a 40-yard pass from Brian Johnson to convert third-and-10.

Utah (3:45): Sakoda 48-yard field goal

6 plays, 9 yards, 2:39

KEY PLAY: On third-and-21, Johnson finds Darrell Mack for an 8-yard gain to put Utah on the Utah St. 31.

Utah (3:34): Elijah Wesson 20-yard fumble return (Sakoda kick)

KEY PLAY: Curtis Marsh fumbles the kickoff and Wesson takes advantage.

Second quarter

Utah (10:30): Sakoda 35-yard field goal

13 plays, 50 yards, 6:51

KEY PLAY: On fourth-and-1, Johnson runs up the middle for two yards to keep the drive rolling.

Utah (8:57): Sakoda 24-yard field goal

4 plays, 6 yards, 1:22

KEY PLAY: Derrick Shelby recovers Diondre Borel's fumble after a Paul Kruger sack.

Utah (:28): Freddie Brown 10-yard pass from Johnson (Sakoda kick)

12 plays, 74 yards, 3:58

KEY PLAY: Instead of punting, Louie Sakoda hits R.J. Stanford for a 9-yard gain on fourth-and-3.

Third quarter

Utah St. (12:49): Caldwell 20-yard field goal

7 plays, 21 yards, 1:59

KEY PLAY: Borel finds Marsh for a 16-yard gain.

Utah (8:20): Colt Sampson 8-yard pass from Johnson (Sakoda kick)

9 plays, 77 yards, 4:26

KEY PLAY: Bradon Godfrey catches a 13-yard Johnson pass and Utah St. commits a 15-yard penalty.

Utah (4:25): Asiata 4-yard run (Sakoda kick)

6 plays, 54 yards, 2:21

KEY PLAY: The Aggies help out again with another 15-yard penalty tacked on Johnson's 8-yard run.

Fourth quarter

Utah (8:40): Asiata 3-yard run (Sakoda)

13 plays, 80 yards, 7:03

KEY PLAY: Eddie Wide picks up 17 yards along the left side to get to the Utah St. 19.

Utah (3:19): Ray Stowers 2-yard run (Sakoda kick)

7 plays, 48 yards, 4:02

KEY PLAY: Wide goes to the left again, this time for 23 yards to set up first-and-goal at the 9.

Utah report card


Grade B-plus

The Utes displayed improved consistency. They piled up 29 first downs and were never forced to punt the entire night.


Grade A

It was an overall stellar performance by Utah. Paul Kruger had four sacks, and USU's only scores came when the Aggies benefitted from short fields.

Special teams

Grade B

The Utes' punt returns were poor, but kicker Louie Sakoda, as always, was great.


Grade A-minus

Utah overcame an early mistake to once again dominate the woeful Aggies in Logan.

Utah State report card


Grade F

The Aggies had just 27 yards rushing and 89 yards passing and managed only eight first downs on the night. They also lost two fumbles and had an interception.


Grade F

Utah State gave up 233 yards rushing and another 213 yards through the air, allowing Utah to pile up 29 first downs.

Special teams

Grade D

The Aggies' first touchdown was set up by a fumble recovery their first punt.


Grade F

USU coach Brent Guy couldn't find anything good to say about his team's pathetic performance.

Utah schedule

Date ... Opponent ... Result

Aug. 30 ... at Michigan ... W, 25-23

Sept. 6 ... UNLV ... W, 42-21

Sept. 13 ... at Utah St. ... W, 58-10

Sept. 20 ... at Air Force ... —

Sept. 27 ... Weber St. ... —

Oct. 2 ... Oregon St. ... —

Oct. 11 ... at Wyoming ... —

Oct. 18 ... Colorado St. ... —

Nov. 1 ... at New Mexico ... —

Nov. 8 ... TCU ... —

Nov. 15 ... at San Diego St. ... —

Nov. 22 ... BYU ... —

Overall: 3-0 Conference: 1-0