Boxscore
Utah 41, Northern Colorado 0
Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Rice-Eccles Stadium
Attendance - 45273

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Colorado 0 0 0 0 0
Utah 0 21 7 13 41

Recap


Utah 41, Northern Colorado 0:
Travis Wilson rushed for two touchdowns and Jake Murphy had two receiving scores to help host Utah roll to an easy non-conference victory.

Jordan Wynn threw two touchdown passes and John White rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown as the Utes handed Northern Colorado its 12th straight loss and 19th in 20 games.

Defensive end Joe Kruger had a 23-yard interception return for a fourth-quarter touchdown as Utah’s stout defense limited Northern Colorado to seven first downs and 114 total yards.

The first quarter was scoreless before Utah got its offense going and scored three second-quarter touchdowns to take a 21-0 halftime advantage.

Wynn, who passed for 200 yards, capped a 12-play, 74-yard drive by hitting Murphy on a 10-yard scoring pass with 13:05 left in the second quarter. The Utes made it 14-0 on a 3-yard scoring run by Wilson – the backup quarterback – with 2:17 remaining and White scored on a 5-yard run 34 seconds before intermission.

Wilson added a 6-yard run with 10:51 to go in the third quarter to stretch Utah’s lead to 28-0. Then the Utes put together a dominating 21-play, 91-yard drive that lasted 10 minutes, 43 seconds, with Murphy hauling in a 8-yard scoring pass from Wynn to give Utah a 34-0 lead with 12:18 to play.

Kruger then intercepted Northern Colorado backup Matt Baca and returned it for a score with 10:42 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Utah played without senior SS Brian Blechen, who is serving a three-game suspension for violation of team rules. … Bears WR Jace Davis had three receptions for 21 yards in his first action since 2010. Davis missed last season because of academic reasons. … Utes K Coleman Petersen clanked two kicks off the uprights – a 27-yard field-goal attempt and an extra point in the fourth quarter. … White has nine career 100-yard rushing games.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 13:05
Utah   TD  Utah 7 - Northern Colorado 0
2nd Quarter - 2:17
Utah   TD  Utah 14 - Northern Colorado 0
2nd Quarter - 0:34
Utah   TD  Utah 21 - Northern Colorado 0
3rd Quarter - 10:51
Utah   TD  Utah 28 - Northern Colorado 0
4th Quarter - 12:18
Utah   TD  Utah 34 - Northern Colorado 0
4th Quarter - 10:42
Utah   TD  Utah 41 - Northern Colorado 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Colorado Utah
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Colorado Utah
Score 0 41
First Downs 7 26
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
9-for-15
60%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
3-for-3
100%
Total Yards 114 414
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 24-35 47-193
Average/Rush 1.5 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 11-26 21-29
Passing Yards 79 221
Average/Pass Play 2.8 7.6
Penalties-Yards 3-35 3-20
Fumbles-Lost 5-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 22:28 37:32

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Lobato 10/24 74 0 0
M. Baca 1/2 5 0 1
Utah (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Wynn 19/27 200 2 1
T. Wilson 2/2 21 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Dennis 8 27 3.4 0
Q. Hildreth 8 20 2.5 0
W. Jefferson Jr. 1 14 14.0 0
R. Holland 3 5 1.7 0
D. Stimphil 1 3 3.0 0
M. Puckett 1 -14 -14.0 0
S. Lobato 2 -20 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. White IV 24 119 5.0 1
J. Oliver 7 20 2.9 0
K. York 5 19 3.8 0
T. Wilson 7 15 2.1 2
D. Anderson 1 11 11.0 0
J. Wynn 3 9 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Steele 1 24 24.0 0
J. Davis 3 21 7.0 0
D. Gunn 3 11 3.7 0
C. Morris 2 11 5.5 0
W. Jefferson Jr. 1 7 7.0 0
D. Stimphil 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Murphy 6 78 13.0 2
D. Anderson 4 53 13.2 0
A. Denham 2 18 9.0 0
D. Rolf 2 14 7.0 0
D. Christopher 2 13 6.5 0
J. White IV 2 13 6.5 0
K. Scott 1 11 11.0 0
D. Rogers 1 11 11.0 0
R. Dunn 1 10 10.0 0
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