Scores

Final

Utah 27

(6-3, 3-2 away)

Colorado State 3

(1-7, 0-4 home)

5:30 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Hughes Stadium (CO), Fort Collins, CO

1 2 3 4 T
UTAH 14 6 0 727
CSU 3 0 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: B. Johnson (UTAH) - 130 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Stowers (UTAH) - 11 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Wilson (UTAH) - 5 REC, 66 YDS

Utah 27, Colorado St. 3

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Brian Johnson threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns and Ray Stowers ran for 123 yards and a touchdown to lead Utah past Colorado State 27-3 on Saturday.

The Utes (6-3, 3-2 Mountain West Conference) scored on four offensive possessions in the first half.

Johnson marched Utah down the field on the game's opening possession, connecting with running back Darryl Poston on a 15-yard touchdown pass to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

The Rams (1-7, 1-4) countered with a field goal on the following drive after being stopped on three consecutive plays inside the Utah 10.

Utah held them out of field goal range the rest of the game and finished with six sacks.

The Utes scored on their next three possessions, including another touchdown pass by Johnson. This time the junior quarterback found wide receiver Brian Hernandez open near the sideline for the 4-yard score.

Running back Gartrell Johnson had 95 yards rushing for the Rams, but except for his 44-yard run that set up Jason Smith's field goal in the first quarter, he was otherwise neutralized.

Colorado State was doomed by its poor third-down conversion rate. The Rams were 2-for-13 in that category, while the Utes were 6-for-12.

Rams quarterback Caleb Hanie was replaced at the beginning of third quarter by Billy Farris. He returned in the fourth quarter, but was ineffective as he threw for 94 yards and an interception. His 13 interceptions are second most in the conference.

Darrell Mack ran for 151 yards for the Utes.

Stowers' 1-yard touchdown came late in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTAH
CSU
1st Downs2417
Total Yards452275
Passing130140
Rushing322135
Penalties3-426-54
3rd Down Conversions6-121-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers21
Possession32:0927:51

Passing Leaders

UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson14/211306.221
Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hanie12/18945.201

Rushing Leaders

UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mack201517.6020
Stowers1112311.2145
Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson III17955.6044
Bell5479.4022

Receiving Leaders

UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson56613.2024
Richards4287.008
Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morton35016.7027
Roberts23015.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTAHCSU
TD10:15Ray Stowers 15 Yd Pass From Brian Johnson (Louie Sakoda Kick) 70
FG06:09Jason Smith 24 Yd 73
TD01:43Brian Hernandez 4 Yd Pass From Brian Johnson (Louie Sakoda Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERUTAHCSU
FG10:36Louie Sakoda 45 Yd 173
FG04:13Louie Sakoda 37 Yd 203
FOURTH QUARTERUTAHCSU
TD03:11Ray Stowers 1 Yd Run (Louie Sakoda Kick) 273