PLAYER OF THE GAME

Senior led the Utes with 10 tackles — a major contributor to an overall solid performance by the defense.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Utah averts disaster on the game's first play when the Utes recover a fumble after a 53-yard pass play by New Mexico. Rodney Ferguson coughs the ball up after being hit by safety Robert Johnson. Defensive lineman Gabe Long pounces on it at the Utah 27-yard line.

KEY CALL

The Utes dig into their bag of tricks for a touchdown late in the second quarter to make it 14-0. After taking the snap, quarterback Brian Johnson turns left and flips the ball to Jereme Brooks. He runs toward the right sideline and hits Bradon Godfrey on a 7-yard scoring strike.

QUOTABLE

"Finally we can turn our focus to (BYU) and not get in trouble for it." — Steve Tate, Utah safety

UP NEXT

AT BYU

When: Saturday, noon

Where: Provo

TV: CSTV/The mtn.

Radio: 1160AM, 102.7FM, 700AM

Update: BYU (8-2, 6-0) beat Wyoming, 35-10, on Saturday.