BYU vs Utah Recap - Utes Win 24-21
|BYU vs Utah Recap - Utes Win 24-21|
The Utes grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Cougars on Saturday, winning 24-21 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The Utes were a 3.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 45.5.
Jon Hays completed 18 of 27 pass attempts for 196 yards for the Utes in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Michael Alisa rushed for 56 yards for BYU, while Riley Nelson added 34 yards. Riley Nelson threw for 206 yards for the Cougars, while receivers Cody Hoffman and Kaneakua Friel had 120 and 64 yards respectively.
Utah was outgained by BYU 312-245 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-14 by the Cougars.
The time of possession battle favored Utah as their offense was on the field for 32:06, longer than the 27:54 of their opponents.
Next game, Utah takes its act on the road to face Arizona State looking for another win. For BYU, they head on the road to face Boise State.