10 Most Important Numbers from Utah vs. BYU


By Justin Adams

11 – For the second week in a row, Utah had 11 penalties resulting in 97 lost yards. Many of the penalties stalled Utah drives, turning potential touchdowns into field goals.

4 – Speaking of field goals, Matt Gay had another perfect night as he connected on all four of his field goal attempts (last week he went 3-for-3). The solid place-kicking is a plus for the Utes, but it also represents the continuation of a troubling trend from last season in which Utah struggled to get in the end zone and was forced to settle for field goals.

300 – Tyler Huntley finished the night with 300 passing yards to become the first Utah quarterback to reach that mark since Brian Johnson had 303 yards in a 48-24 victory in 2008. The difference between the two is that Johnson was at the end of his historic Utah career. This was only Huntley’s second start (and his first on the road) signaling that the sophomore has a shot at having a long and bright future as a Ute.

233 – The Utah defense held BYU’s offense to just 233 yards of total offense. That’s the lowest output it has had against Utah since 2003 when it had 156 total yards in a 3-0 loss.

3 – The Utah defense also forced three turnovers to win the turnover battle — which is always a critical statistic in the Holy War.

21% – Utah converted just 3-of-14 third down opportunities. Despite racking up a respectable 430 total yards of offense, many of Utah’s drives came to a halt because it couldn’t make plays on crucial third downs.

129 – For the second week in a row, Darren Carrington had over 100 receiving yards (129). He joins Dres Anderson and Brent Casteel as the only Utah receivers since 2004 to have 100+ yards against BYU.

19 – Huntley carried the ball 19 times for 89 yards and a touchdown. While his mobility and elusiveness is a huge bonus for Utah’s offense, the high number of carries Huntley had both last week (18) and this week creates the possibility for injuries.

21 – There are 21 seniors on BYU’s roster who have never beaten Utah in their college careers.

1957 – That’s the last year in which Utah had a seven-game winning streak against BYU.

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