Seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremony.
John White rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns
Whittingham pleased with team's play
UTAH: Walk-on fullback joined the team as a transfer in 2010 ... played in 15 games from 2011-12.
2012-Played in eight games (missed three with an ankle injury) ... did not have any carries from his fullback position, but caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown ... played a big role in Utah's win over BYU, catching two passes for 30 yards ... five-yard touchdown reception in win over Washington State.
2011-Played in seven games, seeing action both on offense and on special teams ... fielded three kickoffs, returning them 42 yards ... one return for 20 yards against Washington State ... two returns for 22 yards against Colorado.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Lettered at Weber State in 2005 and 2006, playing in 21 games, before leaving on a church mission to the West Indies ... honorable mention all-Big Sky linebacker in 2006 finished third on the team with 55 tackles, which included three tackles for loss and a sack ... as a true freshman in 2005, he played in 10 games with 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and two fumble recoveries ... attended four high schools, all in Utah: Highland, Lone Peak, Olympus and Murray ... first-team all-state linebacker as a senior at Murray High in 2004 ... second-team all-state running back for Olympus High in 2003 ... rushed for 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior ... averaged 11.5 tackles per game his senior year ... first-team all-conference in 2003 and 2004 ... also played rugby for Highland High School--winning three national titles ... honor roll student graduated with honors and a 3.6 cumulative GPA.
PERSONAL: Son of Haloti Liava'a and Elenoa Moala ... both parents are Utah graduates ... one brother and one sister ... married to the former Toe'umu Tafuna ... has two relatives playing in the NFL: Haloti Ngata (Baltimore) and Fili Moala (Indianapolis) ... cousin Isi Sofele is a senior tailback at Cal ... business major ... full name is James Mangisi Moala (pronounced mo-ah-la) ... born July 28, 1987.