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