PLAYER OF THE GAME

The Utes are now 6-0 this season when Mack reaches the 100-yard milestone. The junior had 99 of his 151 yards in the first half.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Leading 7-3 and with Utah facing a third-and-seven situation on its own 23, quarterback Brian Johnson avoids a strong rush by CSU's Blake Smith and completes an 8-yard pass to senior receiver Derrek Richards. The first down keeps what proves to be a touchdown drive alive.

KEY CALL

The Utes' first scoring drive of the game ends with a surprise — a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brian Johnson to seldom-used junior tailback Ray Stowers. The catch is Stowers' first career reception and gives the 6-3 Utes a lead they would never surrender.

QUOTABLE

"There's still room for improvement. There's still room to get better. But we'll definitely take this win."Brian Johnson, Utah quarterback

UP NEXT:

VS. WYOMING

When: Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Salt Lake City

TV: The mtn.

Radio: 700AM

Update: The Cowboys (5-3, 2-2) won a close game at home against UNLV on Saturday.