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Love runs for 152 yards, Stanford beats No. 20 Utah 23-20

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Bryce Love highlight tour continued in Salt Lake City on Saturday with No. 20 Utah the latest to leave frustrated by the show.

Love ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and Stanford handed the Utes their first loss of the season, 23-20.

Utah bottled up the nation's leading rusher for most of the night, but the Cardinal (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) faithfully continued to give their star the ball. On his 18th touch, the 5-foot-10, 196-pound speedster made two defenders miss in the hole and ran away for a 68-yarder that put the Cardinal up 23-13 with 12:02 remaining.

''You look at their personnel and it's like an NFL defense,'' Stanford coach David Shaw said. ''Big guys all over the place. They can all hit. They can all tackle.

''We knew with enough opportunities Bryce Love was going to break one or two of them out and he did that.''

Utah (4-1, 1-1) stormed down the field on the ensuing possession with Troy Williams hitting Darren Carrington for big gains, but an interception essentially ended the game.

The Utes had moved to the Stanford 30 and Williams was about to be sacked when he threw the ball up downfield. Quenton Meeks picked off the fluttering pass and allowed Stanford to work more time off the clock.

Williams threw another interception to Justin Reid with 5:52 remaining.

''We're really big on grinding it out for however long it takes and we just need one opportunity to make something happen,'' Love said. '' You're going to have days where things aren't going to open up. You're not going to have 300 yards rushing or 260 or stuff like that. Sometimes, especially against a good team like Utah, you're going to have to get nitty and gritty and really fight.''

Keller Chryst threw for 106 yards and ran for a touchdown for Stanford. The senior got the start after missing last week with an undisclosed injury. He began the season as the starter, but was hurt two weeks ago against UCLA, and sophomore K.J. Costello helped lead the team to its first two Pac-12 wins. Both played Saturday and Costello threw for 82 yards.

Williams completed 20 of 39 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Utah running back Zack Moss had 79 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, and Carrington had 99 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Sunia Tauteoli had 11 tackles and 3 1/2 for losses for Utah.

Stanford led 13-10 at halftime after Jet Toner made a 46-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining in the half. The Cardinal didn't have a turnover and put the game away with the two interceptions.

''You might win 2-3 games a year scoring 20 points,'' Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. ''Zero takeaways, you can't win games when you're minus-2 in turnover margin. That's very unlike us.

''The running back is tremendous. We held him well below what he usually gets, but not enough.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Stanford: The Cardinal are on a three-game roll after a dreadful two-loss September. Love eventually got going, but the quarterbacks made just enough plays to keep the team in position to win. Stanford remains one loss behind No. 6 Washington and No. 11 Washington State in the Pac-12 North.

Utah: The Utes lost the edge they had in the Pac-12 South. Utah, No. 14 USC, Arizona, UCLA and Arizona State all only have one conference loss. The offense is nowhere near as electric without Tyler Huntley under center.

''I just got to play better, bottom line,'' Williams said. ''That's just what it is.

''It's hard. I know everybody probably hates me right now. But that's a part of the game. ... I'm probably not the guy everybody wants to see right now. ... You know, `They love you one minute, they hate you the next.'''

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Utes are likely to remain in the Top 25 with their first loss of the season, but could fall back a few spots from No. 20.

QB SHUFFLE

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley was on the field in street clothes as Williams got the start. The sophomore started the first four games, but was hurt in the second quarter against Arizona two weeks ago. Utah does not typically discus injuries that are not season-ending.

FIRST MISSES

Utah kicker Matt Gay entered the game 14 for 14, but missed his first attempt of the day from 50 yards out in the first quarter. Toner came in 9 for 9, but missed a 27-yarder in the second quarter.

INJURY UPDATE

Utah's usual starting defensive ends Bradlee Anae and Kylie Fitts were both fully dressed before the game and went through warmups, but neither started. Leki Fotu and John Penisini started in their place. Anae and Fitts were both injured against Arizona and their status was unknown throughout the week. Anae played in the second half, Fitts did not at all.

UP NEXT

Stanford: The Cardinal host Oregon on Saturday in a Pac-12 North showdown.

Utah: The Utes travel to face No. 14 Southern California on Saturday with first place in the Pac-12 South on the line.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:44
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
23
20
Touchdown 0:44
3-T.Williams complete to 9-D.Carrington. 9-D.Carrington runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
125
yds
02:51
pos
23
19
Point After TD 12:02
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
23
13
Touchdown 12:02
20-B.Love runs 68 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
74
yds
00:55
pos
22
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:40
97-M.Gay 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
76
yds
07:46
pos
16
13
Field Goal 11:31
26-J.Toner 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
3
yds
01:31
pos
16
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:11
26-J.Toner 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
62
yds
02:42
pos
13
10
Field Goal 3:06
97-M.Gay 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
68
yds
06:29
pos
10
10
Point After TD 9:35
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
7
Touchdown 9:35
10-K.Chryst runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
71
yds
02:22
pos
9
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:00
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 6:00
2-Z.Moss runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
66
yds
02:34
pos
3
6
Field Goal 11:24
26-J.Toner 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
81
yds
03:36
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 25
Rushing 5 9
Passing 7 12
Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Conv 4-13 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 384 362
Total Plays 55 73
Avg Gain 7.0 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 196 144
Rush Attempts 31 33
Avg Rush Yards 6.3 4.4
Net Yards Passing 188 218
Comp. - Att. 13-24 20-40
Yards Per Pass 7.8 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-20
Penalties - Yards 9-84 7-62
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 5-44.6 3-42.3
Return Yards 52 14
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-14
Kickoffs - Returns 2-41 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-11 0-0
Kicking 5/6 4/5
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 3/4 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
23 Stanford 4-2 3103723
Utah 4-1 733720
188 PASS YDS 218
196 RUSH YDS 144
384 TOTAL YDS 362
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 106 0 0 113.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.7% 615 4 2 120.1
K. Chryst 7/14 106 0 0
K. Costello 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 82 0 0 128.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 458 3 0 140.9
K. Costello 6/10 82 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 152 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
118 1240 9
B. Love 20 152 1 68
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 23 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 -4 1
K. Chryst 4 23 1 13
K. Costello 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 59 2
K. Costello 2 19 0 12
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 182 6
C. Scarlett 3 5 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Smith 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 57 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 179 1
K. Smith 2 57 0 54
T. Irwin 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 213 1
T. Irwin 2 44 0 25
D. Schultz 9 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 154 2
D. Schultz 3 29 0 16
D. Stewart 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 81 0
D. Stewart 2 21 0 16
C. Parkinson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 54 2
C. Parkinson 1 14 0 14
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 19 0
B. Love 2 14 0 12
C. Wedington 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 142 0
C. Wedington 1 9 0 9
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 86 0
C. Scarlett 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Reid 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 5 0.0
J. Reid 7-0 0.0 1
P. Kalambayi 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
P. Kalambayi 4-0 1.0 0
J. Perez 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
J. Perez 4-1 0.0 0
Q. Meeks 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
Q. Meeks 4-0 0.0 1
A. Holder 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
A. Holder 4-1 0.0 0
B. Okereke 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 1.0
B. Okereke 4-1 1.0 0
H. Phillips 66 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.5
H. Phillips 4-2 0.0 0
J. Alfieri 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
J. Alfieri 2-1 0.0 0
B. Edwards 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
B. Edwards 2-1 0.0 0
C. Robinson 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Robinson 2-0 0.0 0
M. Tyler 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
M. Tyler 2-1 0.0 0
E. Cotton 80 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
E. Cotton 2-0 0.0 0
D. Jackson 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.5
D. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0
A. Murphy 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Murphy 1-0 0.0 0
F. Buncom 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
F. Buncom 1-2 0.0 0
J. Swann 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Swann 1-0 0.0 0
M. Antoine 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Antoine 1-1 0.0 0
K. Palma 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Palma 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Toner 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
12/13 26/26
J. Toner 3/4 46 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Bailey 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
23 44.7 2
J. Bailey 5 44.6 2 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 20.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 25.5 23 0
C. Scarlett 2 20.5 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Williams 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.3% 238 1 2 100.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 369 1 2 102.2
T. Williams 20/39 238 1 2
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 14 0 0 108.8
D. Simpkins 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 79 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 344 3
Z. Moss 15 79 1 19
D. Henry-Cole 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 140 1
D. Henry-Cole 7 55 0 31
T. Williams 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 41 1
T. Williams 9 24 0 16
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Carrington II 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 99 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 584 5
D. Carrington II 7 99 1 24
R. Singleton 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 130 1
R. Singleton 3 62 0 36
T. McCormick Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 96 0
T. McCormick Jr. 4 37 0 17
S. Nacua 45 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 184 1
S. Nacua 2 22 0 13
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 78 0
Z. Moss 3 13 0 7
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 82 0
D. Simpkins 1 5 0 5
S. Wilson 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 165 0
S. Wilson 0 0 0 0
K. Fulks 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 22 0
K. Fulks 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Tauteoli 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 1 0.0
S. Tauteoli 7-4 0.0 0
K. Luafatasaga 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
K. Luafatasaga 5-2 0.0 0
P. Afia 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
P. Afia 4-1 0.0 0
C. Hughes 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Hughes 3-1 0.0 0
J. Blackmon 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
J. Blackmon 3-1 0.0 0
C. Hansen 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 1 0.0
C. Hansen 3-4 0.0 0
M. Blair 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
M. Blair 3-2 0.0 0
B. Anae 6 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
B. Anae 2-0 0.0 0
F. Mokofisi 45 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
F. Mokofisi 2-1 0.0 0
L. Fotu 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
L. Fotu 2-0 0.0 0
J. Guidry 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. Guidry 2-0 0.0 0
N. Heninger 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
N. Heninger 2-1 0.0 0
C. Ippolito 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Ippolito 1-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
P. Tonga 49 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
P. Tonga 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Gay 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
16/17 16/16
M. Gay 2/3 30 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Wishnowsky 33 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 45.9 1
M. Wishnowsky 3 42.3 1 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 4.7 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 15.8 11 0
B. Hobbs 3 4.7 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 STNFRD 25 3:36 8 71 FG
10:10 STNFRD 5 1:27 3 7 Punt
6:00 STNFRD 25 0:53 3 -1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:49 STNFRD 32 1:20 9 42 FG Miss
11:57 STNFRD 29 2:22 5 71 TD
2:53 STNFRD 9 2:42 10 62 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:02 UTAH 15 1:31 3 3 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:29 STNFRD 23 3:15 7 36 Punt
12:57 STNFRD 26 0:55 2 74 TD
8:24 STNFRD 27 2:15 3 2 Punt
5:52 STNFRD 43 2:09 5 12 Punt
0:40 UTAH 48 0:01 2 -3 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:19 UTAH 25 1:00 4 24 Punt
8:34 STNFRD 50 2:34 7 50 TD
4:52 UTAH 25 2:57 8 43 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:58 UTAH 20 0:53 3 7 Punt
9:35 UTAH 25 6:29 11 81 FG
0:06 UTAH 25 0:00 1 -3 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UTAH 25 1:51 4 -10 Downs
11:26 UTAH 25 7:46 15 84 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:40 UTAH 15 1:31 6 22 Punt
12:02 UTAH 25 3:25 9 50 INT
6:00 UTAH 21 0:00 1 79 INT
3:35 UTAH 5 2:51 13 95 TD