Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah Utes running back Zack Moss runs for long yardage against USC in Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
That 1,000-yard marker is something I’m looking forward to getting at the end of the year, for sure. —Zack Moss

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah running back Zack Moss is closing in on history. The sophomore enters the final three games of the season — and a possible bowl appearance — needing 260 yards to post the 17th 1,000-yard rushing season in team history.

It’s a milestone that has meaning for the sophomore from Hialeah Gardens, Florida.

“That 1,000-yard marker is something I’m looking forward to getting at the end of the year, for sure,” said Moss, who ran for a career-high 153 yards in last Friday’s 48-17 win over UCLA.

Moss scored two touchdowns against the Bruins, including a career-long 20-yard score in the third quarter.

“It feels good just being able to be a part of the team and being a part of the success like I was able to do Friday night,” Moss said.

Through nine games, Moss leads the Utes in net rushing yards (740), yards per game (82.2), carries (138) and rushing touchdowns (5). He has three 100-yard games to his credit and is averaging 5.4 yards per carry. In addition, Moss has 24 receptions — second most on the team.

Individual accolades, though, don’t drive Moss. He made that clear as Utah prepares for Saturday’s game against Washington State at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

“Winning is definitely more important,” Moss said. “So whatever it takes to win.”

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Utah’s 1,000-yard rushers

John White (2011): 1,519

Devontae Booker (2014): 1,512

Carl Monroe (1982): 1,507

Joe Williams (2016): 1,407

Dameon Hunter (2001): 1,396

Devontae Booker (2015): 1,261

Darrell Mack (2007): 1,204

Mike Anderson (1998): 1,173

Del Rodgers (1981): 1,127

Quinton Ganther (2005): 1,120

John White (2012): 1,085

Keith Williams (1991): 1,076

Eddie Wide (2009): 1,069

Eddie Johnson (1986): 1,046

Eddie Johnson (1984): 1,021

Eddie Lewis (1985): 1,018

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