The Utes piled up 514 yards as Darrell Mack had another 100-yard game and Brian Johnson completed 22 of 29 for 220 yards. But they only managed 23 points.
Except for a 35-yard reverse pass to the quarterback that set up a TD, the Utes shut down the Aztecs, holding them to 211 total yards.
Louie Sakoda drilled three field goals and two extra points but was below average with his punting at 35.7 yards per punt and botched a fake field goal with a weak pass. Derrek Richards averaged 14.2 yards on four punt returns.
The Utes beat a mediocre San Diego State team by 16 points at home. They'll take it, but they felt like they could have won by more.