With a big victory over Utah for the Pac-12 championship, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has the Ducks headed for the Rose Bowl.
Cristobal was named the AP's Pac-12 Coach of the Year by a...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ex-South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley says he's headed to Utah for his final college season.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley said on social media Monday he has...
The Heisman Trophy chase and playoff race have become intertwined.
Since the College Football Playoff started in 2014, four of five Heisman winners have played on teams selected to play in...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Utah’s lone stumble this season — a 30-23 loss at Southern California in September — quarterback Tyler Huntley called a players-only meeting.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Moss was barreling through the line for big gains nearly every time he touched the ball. Tyler Huntley’s passing was almost flawless. Utah’s defense was dominant, making...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Utah has won six straight games and is very much in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff thanks to one of the nation’s top defenses that has held opponents to...
No. 7 Utah (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 7 CFP) at Arizona (4-6, 2-5), Saturday at 10 p.m. EST. (FS1).
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A well-rounded offense has helped Utah edge closer to the College Football Playoff picture.
The eighth-ranked Utes, who are seventh in the CFP rankings, have run off...
SEATTLE (AP) — With all the other big-name quarterbacks in the Pac-12, it's been easy — albeit unfair — for Utah's Tyler Huntley to be overlooked.
SEATTLE (AP) — The past month looked, and felt, so easy for No. 9 Utah. One blowout after another. No tests for the Utes to answer.
They knew traveling to Washington would be different, and...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No one knew for sure if an ailing Tyler Huntley was going to play for No. 12 Utah until pregame warmups.
Seeing the quarterback's determination inspired Zack Moss and...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With its star running back and quarterback knocked out of the game in the first half, No. 13 Utah's hopes for a special season seemed as dim as the dark clouds around...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rugged defense has defined Utah and Arizona State since the start of the season.
Now their offenses are grabbing the attention as they prepare to face off in a key...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Zack Moss declared his return in a striking way.
He rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including a 91-yard scoring run in the opening quarter, and No. 15 Utah...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A week after limping off the Los Angeles Coliseum field defeated and hurt, Tyler Huntley felt as if he was walking on air as he skipped off the wet turf at Rice-Eccles...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley and No. 11 Utah didn't use much of the playbook as the Utes romped through the nonconference season. They did put Pac-12 defenses on notice Saturday with a long...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No. 11 Utah is rightly known for its defense but this season the Utes are also making an impression on the other side of the ball.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four years ago, three talented players from Hallandale High School in the Miami area became enchanted with the mountains of Utah. Now the group, who has been dubbed the...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — No. 14 Utah heads into the 100th game of the Holy War rivalry with BYU sporting a new-look offense headlined by a familiar playmaker.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said he started discussing the possibility of preseason hype with his team a few months back.
The idea, he said, was to get the players to shift their attention...
Holiday Bowl: Northwestern (8-5) vs. No. 20 Utah (9-4, No. 17, CFP), at San Diego, Monday, 7 p.m. EST (FS1).
Line: Utah by 7.
Series Record: 1-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Utah is looking for its 15th win in its last 16 bowl games dating to the 1999 Las Vegas Bowl. The Utes are 11-1 in bowl games under coach Kyle Whittingham. Whittingham played in the first four Holiday Bowls, for BYU. Northwestern is looking for school-best three-game bowl winning streak.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah had to travel a rocky road to finally claim the school's first Pac-12 South title.
The No. 18 Utes navigated a tough conference schedule and survived season-ending injuries to quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss. Still, Utah did not stumble before the finish line in November like in past seasons.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jason Shelley may be a freshman and undersized for a major college quarterback, but he doesn't lack confidence.
"We know what we can do. We know we can play. We're here for a reason," Shelley said. "We couldn't wait to prove it."
In his first start, Shelley ran for two touchdowns and Armand Shyne had 174 yards rushing to power Utah past Oregon 32-25 on Saturday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The big question facing Utah when it hosts Oregon is whether Jason Shelley can pick up where Tyler Huntley left off.
Shelley, a redshirt freshman, will make his first career start Saturday against the Ducks in place of Huntley, who broke his collarbone in the third quarter of Utah's 38-20 loss last week to Arizona State.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah running back Zack Moss will miss the rest of the season after injuring a knee injury in practice Wednesday.
"So many emotions. So many tears. I'm coming back stronger. God's plan," Moss tweeted Thursday night after learning that his injury would end his season and that he would need surgery.
Here are some things to watch in the Pac-12 Conference this week:
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's Manny Wilkins, N'Keal Harry and Eno Benjamin shredded the No. 1-ranked defense in the Pac-12 and in the process threw the Pac-12 South race into a free-for-all.
On an awful Saturday afternoon in the desert, No. 16 Utah lost sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South and, worse yet, lost starting quarterback Tyler Huntley with a broken collarbone.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has made a living out of punishing other teams with aggressive defense. Now it looks like those opponents have equal reasons to fear the Utes on offense.
Tyler Huntley threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing to lead Utah to a 41-28 victory over Southern Cal on Saturday night.
Huntley matched a career-high in passing yards to help the Utes beat the Trojans for the third straight time at home. Zack Moss added 136 yards rushing on 25 carries.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley is flashing his familiar gap-toothed smile a lot more often these days.
"Man, that was pretty tight," Huntley said with a wide grin after he threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and caught a 58-yard TD pass, leading Utah past Arizona 42-10 on Friday night.
Utah (2-2, 0-2 Pac-12) at No. 14 Stanford (4-1, 2-0), 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Stanford by 5.
Series record: Tied 4-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Utes are looking for their first conference win after losing to Washington and Washington State. The Cardinal are trying to bounce back from their first loss of the season last week against Notre Dame.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington's defense is as strong as advertised once again.
The No. 10 Huskies smothered Utah for the better part of four quarters on the way to a 21-7 victory on Saturday night.
Nothing the Utes did on offense had a real impact as the game progressed, and Washington pounded and bruised Utah.
Three turnovers and a trio of fourth-quarter, fourth-down stops offered proof of Washington's defensive strength.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Utah's offense remains a work in progress.
The Utes (2-0) were shut out in the first half on Saturday night before rallying in the final two quarters en route to a 17-6 nonconference victory over Northern Illinois (0-2).
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Making more plays with his arm rather than his legs has become a primary goal for Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley as he enters a new season.
Huntley begins his second year as a starter when the Utes host Weber State on Thursday night. He made a name for himself as a sophomore with dual-threat abilities. In 10 starts, Huntley averaged 294.8 yards of total offense. He ranked third overall in the Pac-12 in that category.
If any team has a path to make a move up in the Pac-12 South, it's Utah.
While the two Los Angeles teams adjust to new quarterbacks, and the Arizona teams (and UCLA) break in new coaches, steady Utah has nine starters back on offense, including quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss. Not to mention continuity at the helm with coach Kyle Whittingham.
DALLAS (AP) — Zack Moss took a third-down handoff and burst through the line into an opening in the middle of the field. Utah was off and running to another bowl victory.
Utah (6-6, Pac-12) vs. West Virginia (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. EST
Utah: RB Zack Moss, 1,023 yards rushing, nine rushing touchdowns.
West Virginia: WR David Sills V, 60 catches for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Utah: The Utes lost six of their final eight games but beat Colorado 34-13 in their regular-season finale to become bowl eligible. QB Tyler Huntley missed that game with an injury.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley is calling this the hardest stretch of his football life.
Utah has lost five of six games and the quarterback is coming off a three-interception, one-fumble effort in a loss to No. 15 Washington State.
The quarterback isn't solely to blame for the struggles and the sophomore is continuing to grow in first-year offensive coordinator Troy Taylor's new system.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah talked all week about getting its swagger back after four consecutive demoralizing losses. The Utes did exactly that, led by a pair of Florida high school teammates in Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss.
Huntley had 327 total yards and four passing touchdowns as Utah defeated short-handed UCLA 48-17 on Friday night.
The Utes (5-4, 2-4 Pac-12) snapped a four-game losing streak and are one win away from becoming bowl eligible.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon senior receiver Charles Nelson told coach Willie Taggart this week that the one thing he always wanted to do was throw a touchdown pass.
Nelson got his wish on Saturday. Oh, and it was his birthday, too.
Nelson got tripped up on a reverse but regained his footing to throw a 22-yard touchdown to Jacob Breeland and Oregon went on to beat Utah 41-20 to snap a three-game losing streak.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has practically been begging his running backs to run more aggressively this season. He finally got it last week.
The Utes' new pass-first offense immediately improved the aerial attack but the running game didn't have the same kind of pop as in the past. Quarterback Tyler Huntley was the team's leading rusher through three games as the new scheme included a lot more called QB runs.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah pass offense has reverted to its average ways from previous years since starting quarterback Tyler Huntley went down six quarters ago.
The regression now has coach Kyle Whittingham considering other options, including No. 3 quarterback Cooper Bateman.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All signs point to Troy Williams starting at quarterback when No. 20 Utah hosts Stanford on Saturday, though coach Kyle Whittingham isn't tipping his hand.
Sophomore starter Tyler Huntley was injured in the second quarter of a 30-24 victory over Arizona on Sept. 22. He was taken to the locker room and later returned to the sideline with his throwing arm in a sling. Utah typically does not disclose injuries unless they end a player's season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It's not clear when Utah will get starting quarterback Tyler Huntley back, but the Utes have a more than capable backup.
Huntley left the field in the second quarter of last Friday's 30-24 win over Arizona and later returned with his right arm in a sling. Coach Kyle Whittingham said no season-ending injuries were suffered in the game but declined to provide more details. Utah typically does not disclose injuries unless they end a player's season.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — When Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley went down with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, the Utes had an experienced and reliable alternative ready.
Troy Williams, a senior who started 13 games last season, came on and guided the No. 23 Utes to a 30-24 victory over Arizona on Friday night in the Pac-12 opener for both schools.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez loves a good running quarterback and he has one in Brandon Dawkins.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they will face one who might be at least as good when they take on No. 23 Utah in their Pac-12 opener Friday night in Tucson, Arizona.
The once-methodical Utes (3-0) have revved up their offense this season behind quarterback Tyler Huntley, and so far so good, with victories over North Dakota, BYU and San Jose State.
No. 23 Utah (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) at Arizona (2-1, 0-0), Friday, 10:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Arizona by 3 ½.
Series record: Utah leads 21-19-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
In the Pac-12 opener for both teams, Utah faces its first big test after beating three teams it was supposed to beat, sandwiching blowout wins over North Dakota and San Jose State with a close victory over BYU. Arizona hopes to build upon its blowout victory over UTEP last week after losing to Houston.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Darren Carrington admitted it was premature but he said Utah sophomore quarterback Tyler Huntley reminds him of his former Oregon teammate Marcus Mariota.
"He reminds me of a quarterback I had in the past, a young version of him. I think, when it's all said and done, he's going to be one of the greats," Carrington said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Quarterback Tyler Huntley and receiver Darren Carrington have flourished in Utah's new spread offense, but the scheme has room for improvement before Pac-12 play begins at Arizona on Sept. 22.
The Utes will have a chance to tinker against San Jose State, which ranks 114th in scoring defense in the nation.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley put on a one-man show in a six-point win over rival BYU but there are some long-term concerns about the inherent risks when he keeps the ball and the overall status of the running game.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah players danced in the corner of BYU's stadium Saturday night as red-and-white clad fans shouted, "Seven! Seven! Seven!"
Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley combined for 389 total yards and a touchdown as the Utes beat rival BYU 19-13.
The victory was the seventh straight in the series for Utah (2-0) and 16th in the last 19. The last time Utah won seven in a row in the matchup was from 1951-57.