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No. 23 Utah recovers late fumble to hold off Arizona

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.

''We're in a good place quarterback-wise,'' Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. ''Obviously we want Tyler back as soon as possible, but Troy won nine games for us last year, and he was ready.''

Not that was easy.

Chris Hart recovered Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins' fumble at Utah's 20-yard line with 2:33 left to preserve the victory.

Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez didn't think it was a fumble.

But, Dawkins said, ''You've got to go with what the refs call and that's what they called. I shouldn't have made it close. I should have held the ball a little tighter and not let them get a late strip there. So that's on me regardless.''

Utah (4-0) led throughout and was up 30-17 late in the fourth quarter, but Dawkins threw a 30-yard TD pass to Tony Ellison with 2:44 to play, cutting the lead to six. The subsequent onside kick attempt bounced downfield, and Arizona's Shawn Poindexter recovered at the Utes' 35.

On the next play, Dawkins ran 15 yards to the 20 but fumbled, and Hart recovered.

The Wildcats (2-2) committed five turnovers, including three interceptions by Dawkins.

Utah scored a touchdown on its first possession, and then Arizona twice cut the lead to three - the last time at 20-17 on J.J. Taylor's 7-yard TD run with 4:38 left in the third quarter.

But 2 1/2 minutes later, with Arizona deep in its own territory, Dawkins threw short over the middle and Javelin Guidry intercepted, returning it 14 yards for a touchdown that made it 27-17.

Huntley completed 8 of 9 passes for 98 yards before he left with an injured shoulder after being sacked by Tony Fields with 8:45 left in the half.

Taylor fumbled at Utah's 1-yard line in the second quarter, and the Utes drove all the way to the Wildcats 8. Six plays into the long drive, Huntley was injured and Williams - who started 13 games last season - took over. On his first play, Williams connected on a 40-yard pass to Darren Carrington, helping to set up one of Matt Gay's three field goals, this one from 26 yards, to put the Utes up 13-3 with 5:39 left in the half.

''I prepare like I'm the starter every week,'' Williams said. ''I'm working hard every day. When my number is called I make sure I'm ready to go in. (The play) got me into things. Got me in a groove a little bit. I wanted to play smart football. I didn't want to force anything.''

Utah grabbed a quick 7-0 lead on its first possession with a six-play, 73-yard scoring drive. Huntley threw 8 yards to Samson Nacua for the touchdown.

After Gay's second field goal, Arizona answered. Wide receiver Shun Brown gained 22 yards on an end around to ignite an 11-play, 75-yard drive. Dawkins scored from 1-yard out, and Utah's lead was down to 13-10 at the half.

In the third quarter, Williams passed 37 yards to Demari Simpkins to the Arizona 2 to set up Sunia Tauteoli's 1-yard touchdown run, stretching Utah's lead to 20-10 with 9:46 left in the quarter.

A targeting penalty on Utah safety Marquise Blair against Dawkins led to Taylor's 7-yard touchdown run that made it a three-point game again, 20-17, with 4:38 still to go in the third. Blair was ejected and also must sit out the first half of Utah's Sept. 7 game against Stanford.

HE TAKEAWAY

Utah: The Utes stayed unbeaten but lost their sophomore starting quarterback. Fortunately for them, they have an experienced backup and a week off before returning to conference play.

Arizona: The Wildcats were in the game most of the way but were undone by the avalanche of turnovers.

UP NEXT

Utah: The Utes have next weekend off before playing their conference home opener Stanford.

Arizona: The Wildcats also have a bye next weekend. They return to play Oct. 7 at Colorado.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:44
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
30
24
Touchdown 2:44
13-B.Dawkins complete to 9-T.Ellison. 9-T.Ellison runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
02:14
pos
30
23
Field Goal 5:03
97-M.Gay 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
52
yds
4:33
pos
30
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:03
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
17
Touchdown 2:10
13-B.Dawkins incomplete. Intended for 6-S.Brown INTERCEPTED by 28-J.Guidry at ARI 14. 28-J.Guidry runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
14
yds
0:00
pos
26
17
Point After TD 4:38
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
17
Touchdown 4:38
21-J.Taylor runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
68
yds
01:45
pos
20
16
Point After TD 9:46
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
10
Touchdown 9:46
3-T.Williams runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
94
yds
05:14
pos
19
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:39
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
10
Touchdown 1:39
13-B.Dawkins runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
04:00
pos
13
9
Field Goal 5:44
97-M.Gay 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
17
yds
6:49
pos
13
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:32
97-M.Gay 41 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
5
yds
1:36
pos
10
3
Field Goal 7:00
30-J.Pollack 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
60
yds
3:03
pos
7
3
Point After TD 10:35
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 10:35
1-T.Huntley complete to 45-S.Nacua. 45-S.Nacua runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
73
yds
02:26
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 21 24
Rushing 9 10
Passing 8 9
Penalty 4 5
3rd Down Conv 2-10 8-19
4th Down Conv 0-1 2-3
Total Net Yards 330 442
Total Plays 66 84
Avg Gain 5.0 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 112 206
Rush Attempts 38 42
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 4.9
Net Yards Passing 218 236
Comp. - Att. 17-28 24-42
Yards Per Pass 7.8 5.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 2-12
Penalties - Yards 3-30 4-50
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 1 0
Turnovers 2 5
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 3
Punts - Avg 4-45.0 2-40.5
Return Yards 63 26
Punts - Returns 1-48 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-26
Int. - Returns 3-15 0-0
Kicking 6/6 4/6
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 3/3 1/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
20 Utah 4-0 10314330
Arizona 2-2 377724
218 PASS YDS 236
112 RUSH YDS 206
330 TOTAL YDS 442
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Williams 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 131 0 0 111.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.4% 131 0 0 105.3
T. Williams 9/18 131 0 0
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
88.9% 98 1 0 217.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 966 6 2 154.1
T. Huntley 8/9 98 1 0
D. Carrington II 9 WR
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
D. Carrington II 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 73 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
58 265 2
Z. Moss 14 73 0 25
D. Henry-Cole 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 43 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 85 1
D. Henry-Cole 11 43 0 9
T. Williams 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 17 1
T. Williams 4 15 1 9
S. Tauteoli 10 LB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
S. Tauteoli 1 1 0 1
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 208 3
T. Huntley 5 -4 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Carrington II 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 76 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 485 4
D. Carrington II 4 76 0 40
S. Wilson 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 165 0
S. Wilson 2 38 0 21
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 77 0
D. Simpkins 1 37 0 37
S. Nacua 45 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 32 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 162 1
S. Nacua 4 32 1 14
R. Singleton 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 68 1
R. Singleton 3 26 0 13
T. McCormick Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 59 0
T. McCormick Jr. 1 8 0 8
K. Fulks 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 22 0
K. Fulks 1 8 0 8
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 65 0
Z. Moss 1 4 0 4
S. Fakailoatonga 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
S. Fakailoatonga 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Tauteoli 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
S. Tauteoli 7-0 0.0 0
C. Ballard 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
C. Ballard 6-0 0.0 1
C. Hughes 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
C. Hughes 6-0 0.0 0
F. Mokofisi 45 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
F. Mokofisi 5-0 0.0 0
K. Luafatasaga 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Luafatasaga 5-0 0.0 0
J. Guidry 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
J. Guidry 5-0 0.0 1
B. Anae 6 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
B. Anae 4-0 1.0 0
J. Blackmon 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
J. Blackmon 4-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Johnson 3-0 0.0 0
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
B. Hobbs 3-0 0.0 0
K. Fitts 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Fitts 3-0 0.0 0
M. Blair 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Blair 3-1 0.0 0
C. Hansen 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
C. Hansen 2-0 0.0 1
C. Repp 47 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Repp 1-0 0.0 0
C. Hart 8 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Hart 1-0 1.0 0
L. Fotu 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Fotu 1-0 0.0 0
N. Heninger 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Heninger 1-0 0.0 0
C. Barton 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Barton 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Gay 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
14/14 14/14
M. Gay 3/3 41 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Wishnowsky 33 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 45.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 46.8 2
M. Wishnowsky 4 45.0 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 48.0 48 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 19.4 48 0
B. Hobbs 1 48.0 48 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Dawkins 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 248 1 3 100.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 670 5 3 126.5
B. Dawkins 24/42 248 1 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Dawkins 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 90 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 341 6
B. Dawkins 18 90 1 15
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 49 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
48 235 1
J. Taylor 10 49 1 24
N. Wilson 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 171 1
N. Wilson 13 45 0 16
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 22 0
S. Brown 1 22 0 22
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Ellison 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 78 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 182 2
T. Ellison 6 78 1 30
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 180 1
S. Brown 3 54 0 26
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 108 0
T. Johnson 4 50 0 32
B. Wolma 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 108 1
B. Wolma 4 29 0 18
C. Peterson 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 46 0
C. Peterson 3 19 0 11
S. Poindexter 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 52 0
S. Poindexter 1 7 0 7
N. Wilson 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
N. Wilson 1 6 0 6
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 12 1
J. Taylor 2 5 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Schooler 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
C. Schooler 7-1 0.0 0
D. Flannigan-Fowles 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 3 0.0
D. Flannigan-Fowles 7-0 0.0 0
T. Fields II 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
T. Fields II 6-0 1.0 0
D. Cruikshank 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Cruikshank 5-0 0.0 0
K. Wilborn 14 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Wilborn 5-0 0.0 0
S. Young Jr. 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
S. Young Jr. 5-0 0.0 0
J. Belknap 86 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Belknap 3-0 0.0 0
J. Whittaker 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Whittaker 3-0 0.0 0
L. Burns 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 1 0.0
L. Burns 3-3 0.0 0
L. Bruno 60 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Bruno 1-0 0.0 0
L. Tharpe, Jr. 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
L. Tharpe, Jr. 1-1 0.5 0
B. Rutt 18 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Rutt 1-0 0.0 0
F. Connolly 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
F. Connolly 0-2 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Pollack 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
4/6 19/20
J. Pollack 1/2 32 3/3 6
L. Havrisik 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
0/1 2/2
L. Havrisik 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Glatting 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 40.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
12 38.6 0
J. Glatting 2 40.5 0 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 28.2 26 0
T. Johnson 1 26.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:01 UTAH 27 2:26 6 73 TD
6:54 UTAH 25 2:40 8 49 Fumble
2:29 ARIZ 28 1:57 3 5 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:59 UTAH 1 6:15 14 91 FG
1:39 UTAH 35 1:21 4 0 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UTAH 25 5:14 12 75 TD
7:15 UTAH 31 0:44 3 1 Punt
4:38 UTAH 25 1:32 5 15 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:13 UTAH 25 1:25 3 8 Punt
9:30 UTAH 29 4:27 8 52 FG
2:33 UTAH 20 0:19 4 3 Punt
1:19 UTAH 45 0:41 2 -7 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARIZ 25 1:52 6 16 Punt
10:35 ARIZ 25 3:35 12 60 FG
4:00 ARIZ 34 1:12 3 -7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:28 ARIZ 25 0:00 10 50 Fumble
5:39 ARIZ 25 4:00 11 75 TD
0:11 UTAH 26 0:06 1 0 End of Quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:39 ARIZ 34 2:15 6 -3 INT
6:23 ARIZ 32 1:45 6 68 TD
2:53 ARIZ 5 0:43 3 93 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:03 ARIZ 25 1:48 9 50 Downs
12:40 ARIZ 15 2:57 10 56 FG Miss
4:58 ARIZ 25 2:14 7 75 TD
2:41 UTAH 35 0:00 1 15 Fumble
2:07 ARIZ 25 0:42 3 20 INT