Dominance. Cal had 83 total yards

Moss had 204 total yards; Utah had 473 total yards.

I predicted a shutout, but I didn’t expect such dominance. :sunglasses:


“Compiling 28 points and 351 yards in the first half alone, the Ute offense shredded a Cal defense that held No. 11 Oregon to 17 points this month and had not given up more than 24 points to any opponent in more than a calendar year…

“Zack Moss broke two more Utah career records, with his 32nd rushing touchdown in the first half and his 15th 100-yard game, achieved early in the third quarter…

“The Utes likely will return to the top 10 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday, thanks to losses by Oklahoma, Auburn and Notre Dame. Utah reached No. 10 in September before losing at USC.”


And from the Deseret News:

“The night’s theme: Dark Mode.
Turns out, Utah also activated Beast Mode.”

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Didn’t realize that was our first PAC-12 shutout.


Pure dominance!

Utah had a season high 50 rushes (avg 43.3)
Utah held Cal to only 6 first downs (12.6 avg Utah game) 14 in last two games
83 total yards from Cal was a season low (avg 231.0)
45 total plays from Cal was also a season low (avg 54.5)
10 possessions was also a season low
Utah was +17 on first downs (season high)
+27 on overall plays (season high)
+27 on rushing attempts (season high)
+23 on positive (4+ yards) plays overall (season high)
+4 on big pass plays (15+ yards)
For the second straight game Utah didn’t allow a pass over 15+ yards. (avg is 3.1 per game)

Utah only held Cal to 13 passing attempts under 4 yards (avg is 17) but this is misleading. Overall that was only 59.1% of all pass attempts which was 4th best on the season. They only ran the ball 23 times.
The 20 possessions tied a season low (Wazzu)

Utah broke the 60% of time of possession for the 3rd time this season.
Utah moved into #2 in the nation in overall time of possession
Wisconsin 294
Utah 282
San Diego State 278