The good. Utah held Washington to 0 big runs and 27 passing plays of less than 4 yards (season high)
Total passing yards was a season high for a Utah game, 600 yards and 142 total plays was also a season high. Both teams combined for 10 three-and-outs (season high).
Utah had 7 big pass (15 yards or more) 1 below their season high WSU.
Once again Utah ruled the time of possession
For the season Utah is 316:35 to 223:25… over +93 minutes more in 9 games
Average of 35:10 for Utah to 24:49 for Utah opponents.
That stat is a huge reason for Utah’s success.
This was not a prototype Utah football games but they did enough to win. Washington is always a bad match-up with the Utes.
Utah had a season low 19 first downs and only 115 rushing yards. Average is 207.8 yards
13 positive (4+ yards) rushing attempts at 29.5% of attempts was also a season low, credit UW Defense
31 negative (under 4 yards) rushing attempts 70.5% of attempts is the converse to the above stat, also a season low for Utah.
Utah only had 1 big run, an 18 yard run by Moss late in the 4th quarter. They did have 2x 14 yard runs but I consider a 15+ yards a big run…you can count those 2 if you wish.
Utah allowed 21 first downs vs the Huskies and 74 total plays of which 52 passes (all 3 are season highs for Utah opponent)
25 of those 52 passes were 4+ yards 48.1% (season high was 59.4% at USC)
34 plays were 4+ yards at 45.9% overall for UW (season high was 52.4% WSU)
Washington punter averaged 48 yards per punt, season high.
For the first time all year, a Utah opponent had more First downs +2, than Utah
This was the closest game in yards +30 yards for Utah all season, Utah has yet to be outgained in yards for a full game.
For the second time all year, a Utah opponent ran more plays +6 more (season high), Utah generally runs 10 more plays than their opponent
The teams combined for a season low rushing 168 and big runs, just the 1 by Moss at 18 yards
Washington’s longest run was 10 on Washington’s 3rd play of the game.