Jordan Wynn threw for a pair of touchdowns in Utah's win over Wyoming on Saturday.
Oct. 16, 2010
Oct. 16, 2010
The Utes were held below their 49-point scoring average mostly due to three interceptions thrown by Wynn, including two in the end zone. But they still had no problem with Wyoming.
The Utes (6-0, 3-0 Mountain West) now will be heavily favored next week against Colorado State before testing their BCS credentials against No. 23 Air Force, No. 4 TCU and Notre Dame.
Wyoming (2-5, 0-3) ended an eight-quarter scoring drought and scored its first fourth-quarter points this season when backup quarterback Dax Crum threw a 10-yard TD pass.
All five of Wyoming's losses have come against teams ranked in the Top 25. The Cowboys have played the third-toughest schedule in the nation, according to Sagarin computer ratings.
The Utes amassed 431 total yards on offense, close to their average for the year.
Shaky Smithson, who entered the game third in the nation in punt return average, added to his sparkling stats by returning four punts for 111 yards, a 27.8-yard average.
Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels, who missed last week's loss at TCU because of injury, passed for 84 yards and rushed for another 27 to lead a Wyoming offense that managed 183 yards. Cowboys safety Chris Prosinski led the Wyoming defense with 12 tackles.
Utah also added a 48-yard field goal from Joe Phillips in the second quarter, and has outscored its opponents 117-7 in the second quarter this season.
The Utes used trickery to score the game's first points when Wynn handed off to Asiata, who tossed the ball back to Wynn, who hit a wide open Matthews for the score.