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Huntley leads Utah to 37-16 win over North Dakota

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Zack Moss has seen this before.

The sophomore running back started in the Utah backfield alongside sophomore quarterback Tyler Huntley, his Hallandale (Fla.) high school teammate, and the pair shined in the Utes' season opener on Thursday night.

Huntley threw for 227 yards, rushed for 70 and accounted for three touchdowns as the Utes overwhelmed FCS North Dakota 37-16.

''It was great, bringing back some memories,'' Moss said. ''We've been doing it since high school, so it was kind of familiar to me.''

Utah debuted its new fast-paced, pass-first, spread offense with first-year offensive coordinator Troy Taylor and the difference was apparent from the start.

''Oh no, no nerves,'' Huntley said with a smile. ''We all just had to adjust at the beginning and then we started playing from there.

''During practice (Darren Carrington and I) had a lot of plays set up where we were connecting together. We just came out and performed today.''

Huntley had his mistakes with some bad decisions and some errant throws, but he repeatedly made plays with his arms and legs and posted career-highs in passing and rushing yards. Moss finished with a career-high 128 yards rushing and a touchdown on 22 carries. Oregon transfer Darren Carrington had 10 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown.

''I liked the play-calling,'' Whittingham said. ''Thought the play selection was very good, was very balanced. That's Troy's deal. He's a guy that's going to take what the defense gives him. Our O-line pushed them around a bit in the run game.''

The Utes scheme is designed to throw early and often, but Taylor has insisted the run game will be a big component. Utah ran for 272 yards.

North Dakota quarterback Keaton Studsrud threw for 175 yards and a touchdown. The run game was bottled up for 51 yards.

''One thing I ask our team to do is play hard for 60 minutes and I think our guys did that tonight,'' North Dakota coach Bubba Schweigert said. ''We can execute better. On the defensive side, we obviously had a tough matchup with Carrington. He hurt us.

''We always want to tackle better. ... Then, offensively, we wanted to run the ball with more consistency, but we knew that would be a challenge coming into the game.''

TAKEAWAYS

NORTH DAKOTA: The Fighting Hawks simply didn't have the speed or the size to really threaten Utah, but they were hung around into the fourth quarter when they trailed by just 11 in the final 15 minutes. Coaches should be pleased with the overall effort against a more talented and deeper team.

''You got to be mentally sound when you're going up against guys like that, being bigger and faster,'' Studsrud said. ''You've got to out-execute them.''

''It was tough. They've got those guys up front that are (going to be) playing in the NFL on Sundays.''

UTAH: Gone was the grind-it-out rushing attack that has been a staple of 13-year coach Kyle Whittingham as the Utes were in three- and four-receiver sets much of the game. Taylor picked Huntley to start his first game and direct the scheme over returning senior starter and two-time captain Troy Williams due to the sophomore's dual-threat ability - which was on display. There remains plenty of room to grow as several would-be touchdown drives stalled and turned into field goals.

''It showcases, not just me very well,'' Carrington said about the offense. ''With Zack and Tyler, it's just too many weapons. All the defenses are going to have to pick their poison on which one to stop.''

INJURY UPDATE

Utah running back Armand Shyne was seen on the sideline with a cast covering his left forearm and wrist. Whittingham announced during camp that Shyne was out for a significant amount of time with an undisclosed injury. The junior was in competition to be the starter before the injury.

Chase Hansen started at strong safety and played throughout the game despite being a game-time decision with an undisclosed injury. The Utes do not typically announce injury details unless it is season ending.

SLOPPY

Utah had the 12th most penalty yards in school history with 139 yards on 11 flags.

HURRY UP

The Pac-12 has instituted a test program during nonconference games to help speed up the game. Thursday's game implemented three of four of those measures. There were reduced breaks in between the first and second quarters and the third and fourth quarters. The game featured adjusted commercial breaks aimed at reducing four minutes of time. Kickoff was mandated to be one minute after the scheduled start of the game. The final measure is to reduce halftime from 20 minutes to 15 minutes, but both teams must agree. Utah officials said North Dakota did not agree to that adjustment.

UP NEXT

North Dakota returns to FCS action when it hosts Missouri State on Sept. 9.

Utah travels to face rival BYU on Sept. 9. The Utes have won six straight against the Cougars.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:37
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
16
37
Touchdown 2:37
1-T.Huntley runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
-25
yds
02:09
pos
16
36
Field Goal 11:01
97-M.Gay 49 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
40
yds
03:09
pos
16
30
Point After TD 14:17
4-R.Taubenheim extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
16
27
Touchdown 14:17
7-K.Studsrud complete to 34-L.Fiedler. 34-L.Fiedler runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
82
yds
2:11
pos
15
27
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:16
97-M.Gay 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
15
yds
05:26
pos
9
27
Point After TD 8:52
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
9
24
Touchdown 8:52
2-Z.Moss runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
42
yds
02:59
pos
9
23
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:07
4-R.Taubenheim 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
49
yds
1:01
pos
9
17
Field Goal 1:20
97-M.Gay 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
-8
yds
03:57
pos
6
17
Point After TD 6:10
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 6:10
1-T.Huntley complete to 9-D.Carrington. 9-D.Carrington runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
32
yds
02:20
pos
6
13
Field Goal 8:34
4-R.Taubenheim 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
-10
yds
05:44
pos
6
7
Point After TD 14:24
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 14:30
1-T.Huntley runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
81
yds
3:34
pos
3
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 10:00
4-R.Taubenheim 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
13
yds
2:25
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 12 27
Rushing 3 15
Passing 7 10
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 5-16 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 234 482
Total Plays 59 79
Avg Gain 4.0 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 51 275
Rush Attempts 28 47
Avg Rush Yards 1.8 5.9
Net Yards Passing 183 207
Comp. - Att. 14-31 23-32
Yards Per Pass 5.9 6.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 3-20
Penalties - Yards 8-60 14-190
Touchdowns 1 4
Rushing TDs 0 3
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-41.0 1-52.0
Return Yards 46 54
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-18
Kickoffs - Returns 2-46 1-19
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-17
Kicking 4/4 7/8
Extra Points 1/1 4/4
Field Goals 3/3 3/4
Safeties 0 0
1234T
North Dakota 0-1 360716
Utah 1-0 017101037
183 PASS YDS 207
51 RUSH YDS 275
234 TOTAL YDS 482
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Studsrud 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.3% 187 1 1 106.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.3% 187 1 1 106.9
K. Studsrud 14/29 187 1 1
B. Heidlebaugh 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
B. Heidlebaugh 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Studsrud 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 20 0
K. Studsrud 6 20 0 8
J. Santiago 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 20 0
J. Santiago 10 20 0 15
B. Oliveira 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 15 0
B. Oliveira 7 15 0 6
J. Johannesson 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
J. Johannesson 2 0 0 2
D. Mercer 89 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
D. Mercer 1 -1 0 -1
B. Heidlebaugh 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -3 0
B. Heidlebaugh 2 -3 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Toivonen 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 64 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 64 0
T. Toivonen 4 64 0 32
N. Wanzek 31 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 50 0
N. Wanzek 2 50 0 41
D. Mercer 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 32 0
D. Mercer 3 32 0 17
J. Santiago 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
J. Santiago 1 20 0 20
L. Fiedler 34 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 1
L. Fiedler 2 10 1 7
B. Oliveira 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
B. Oliveira 1 9 0 9
K. Norberg 42 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 0
K. Norberg 1 2 0 2
A. Cloyd 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
A. Cloyd 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Disterhaupt 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
J. Disterhaupt 11-1 0.0 0
E. Holm 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 0.0
E. Holm 8-0 0.0 1
J. Lawrence 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
J. Lawrence 7-0 0.0 0
C. Reyes 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
C. Reyes 5-1 0.0 0
T. Carter 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
T. Carter 5-0 1.0 0
T. Palmborg 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
T. Palmborg 5-1 1.0 0
C. Flowers 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
C. Flowers 4-4 0.0 0
D. Rodgers 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
D. Rodgers 4-0 1.0 0
M. Bennett 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Bennett 3-1 0.0 0
T. Hunt 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Hunt 3-0 0.0 0
J. Turner 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Turner 2-1 0.0 0
T. Harris 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Harris 2-1 0.0 0
T. Stewart 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Stewart 1-0 0.0 0
B. Dranka 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Dranka 1-0 0.0 0
A. Cieslak 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Cieslak 1-0 0.0 0
C. Wilson 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Wilson 0-1 0.0 0
D. Greely 43 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Greely 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Taubenheim 4 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/3 1/1
R. Taubenheim 3/3 43 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Dussold 85 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 41.0 2
A. Dussold 6 41.0 2 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Santiago 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.0 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 23.0 28 0
J. Santiago 2 23.0 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.9% 227 1 1 135.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.9% 227 1 1 135.5
T. Huntley 23/32 227 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 128 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 128 1
Z. Moss 22 128 1 20
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 70 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 70 2
T. Huntley 18 70 2 25
T. McCormick Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 54 0
T. McCormick Jr. 2 54 0 43
K. Fulks 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
K. Fulks 1 16 0 16
J. Howard 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
J. Howard 2 9 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Carrington II 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
10 127 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 127 1
D. Carrington II 10 127 1 23
S. Wilson 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 30 0
S. Wilson 2 30 0 16
S. Nacua 45 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
S. Nacua 2 19 0 11
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 15 0
Z. Moss 2 15 0 8
T. McCormick Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
T. McCormick Jr. 2 14 0 7
R. Singleton 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 0
R. Singleton 2 10 0 6
H. Handley 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
H. Handley 1 5 0 5
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
D. Simpkins 1 4 0 4
J. Jackson 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
J. Jackson 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Tauteoli 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
S. Tauteoli 7-3 0.0 0
C. Hansen 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
C. Hansen 5-1 0.0 0
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Hobbs 4-0 0.0 0
M. Blair 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Blair 4-0 0.0 0
K. Luafatasaga 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Luafatasaga 3-0 0.0 0
K. Fitts 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Fitts 2-1 0.0 0
J. Johnson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0
C. Ballard 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Ballard 2-1 0.0 0
C. Barton 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
C. Barton 2-3 0.0 0
B. Anae 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Anae 1-0 0.0 0
J. Blackmon 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Blackmon 1-0 0.0 1
J. Penisini 52 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Penisini 1-0 1.0 0
D. Thompson 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0
P. Tonga 49 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Tonga 1-0 0.0 0
L. Fotu 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
L. Fotu 1-1 0.0 0
J. Guidry 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Guidry 1-0 0.0 0
C. Repp 47 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Repp 0-1 0.0 0
C. Hughes 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Hughes 0-1 0.0 0
F. Mokofisi 45 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
F. Mokofisi 0-1 0.0 0
L. Lotulelei 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
L. Lotulelei 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Gay 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 4/4
SEASON FG XP
3/3 4/4
M. Gay 3/3 49 4/4 13
C. Johnston 12 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
0/1 0/0
C. Johnston 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Wishnowsky 33 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 52.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 52.0 0
M. Wishnowsky 1 52.0 0 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Fulks 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
K. Fulks 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 16 0
B. Hobbs 2 9.0 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:59 UTAH 29 2:59 7 -36 FG
5:13 NDK 27 1:39 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:18 NDK 35 5:44 15 56 FG
6:10 NDK 25 0:42 3 0 Punt
1:15 NDK 25 1:08 7 49 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NDK 25 3:00 6 20 Punt
8:46 NDK 25 0:48 3 -2 Punt
2:05 NDK 18 1:57 4 79 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:54 NDK 25 2:44 7 26 Punt
5:48 NDK 43 0:55 3 24 INT
2:37 NDK 25 1:22 5 15 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UTAH 25 2:00 6 -1 INT
9:58 UTAH 25 4:39 12 49 FG Miss
3:26 UTAH 19 3:21 9 65 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:30 UTAH 25 2:20 10 75 TD
5:17 UTAH 43 3:57 11 -8 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:51 UTAH 15 2:59 9 85 TD
7:42 UTAH 20 5:26 12 66 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:10 UTAH 25 3:09 9 44 FG
8:00 UTAH 10 2:07 4 20 Punt
4:46 NDK 33 2:09 8 33 TD
1:01 UTAH 31 0:42 2 -2 End of game