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Moss, Utah run past West Virginia 30-14 in Heart of Dallas

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.

Moss ran for 150 yards, including a career-long 58-yard run for a touchdown on the Utes' opening drive in the Heart of Dallas Bowl as they went on to a 30-14 win over West Virginia on Tuesday. Utah is now 11-1 in postseason games under Kyle Whittingham, who matched Alabama's Nick Saban for the most bowl wins by an active coach.

''He knows how to coach the team and he always caps the year off right,'' Utah sophomore quarterback Tyler Huntley said.

Huntley scored twice on 2-yard keepers , but the Utes led for good in their fifth straight bowl victory after Moss broke free early on a drizzly and chilly day in Cotton Bowl Stadium.

''It was very important for us to come out of the gates with a big play early on and set the tone,'' said Moss, who like Huntley still has two seasons left with the Utes (7-6).

West Virginia (7-6) finished the season with its third straight loss. The Mountaineers had only 153 total yards without junior quarterback Will Grier, who broke a finger Nov. 18, and 1,000-yard rusher Justin Crawford, a senior who bypassed the bowl game in advance of the NFL draft.

''It was a pretty disappointing loss to end a pretty disappointing season,'' Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said. ''You never hear me use it as an excuse. If you lose guys, you need guys to step in and play at a high level and that is the bottom line.''

Whittingham's debut as head coach was a Fiesta Bowl win at the end of the 2004 season. He co-coached that game with Urban Meyer, who had taken the Florida job three weeks earlier but returned to be part of Utah's postseason win over Pittsburgh after his defensive coordinator had been promoted to head coach.

Under Whittingham, the Utes prepare for bowl games like regular season games, often in full pads and with continuing conditioning work. There is also a little bit of peer pressure.

''We've got a group of guys and have had several groups of guys come here that take a lot of pride in their bowl performance and the bowl record that we have,'' Whittingham said. ''This group was no different. Each subsequent group doesn't want to be the group that lets the previous groups down. They want to keep that bowl prowess alive.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Utah: Both of Huntley's TDs came after West Virginia miscues. The first came after a muffed punt return set Utah up at the Mountaineers 13, and the second came after an offside penalty on a short punt gave the Utes a second chance on fourth down. Huntley then completed a 25-yard pass on the fourth-and-3 play before scoring on another short run.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers missed Grier, who broke the middle finger on his throwing hand early in a loss against Texas. Grier, whose 34 TD passes were the second most in a season for West Virginia, already has said he will return next year for his senior season.

SABAN'S TIEBREAKER?

Saban has a chance, maybe two, to add a bowl win this season. The Crimson Tide will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day in the College Football Playoff. Two other active coaches can get their 11th bowl wins before then: Miami's Mark Richt and Meyer, who is now at Ohio State.

ONE SHORT OF 1,000

KaRaun White's 18-yard TD catch with 2 minutes left for West Virginia put him over 1,000 yards receiving this season, along with teammate Gary Jennings. But David Sills V, who had 18 TD catches, had no catches Tuesday and finished 20 yards shy of giving the Mountaineers three 1,000-yard receivers.

UP NEXT

Utah: The junior seasons for Huntley and Moss begin at home on Aug. 30 against Weber State. For the start of what will be Whittingham's 14th full season, the Utes could have back 14 of their starters from the bowl game (eight on offense, six on defense).

West Virginia: Grier can be back in the lineup for the 2018 season opener Sept. 1 against Tennessee in Charlotte. It will be the third time in five years the Mountaineers will open a season against another Power Five opponent in an NFL stadium.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 1:58
4-K.McKoy complete to 88-T.Wesco. 88-T.Wesco to UTH End Zone for 1 yard. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
30
14
Touchdown 1:58
11-C.Chugunov complete to 2-K.White. 2-K.White runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
67
yds
02:11
pos
30
12
Field Goal 4:19
97-M.Gay 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
20
yds
03:59
pos
30
6
Field Goal 11:41
97-M.Gay 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
7
yds
01:35
pos
27
6
Point After TD 13:59
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
6
Touchdown 13:59
1-T.Huntley runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
70
yds
01:16
pos
23
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:47
30-E.Staley 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
0
yds
00:58
pos
17
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:11
97-M.Gay 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
56
yds
03:09
pos
17
3
Point After TD 5:46
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
3
Touchdown 5:46
1-T.Huntley runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
27
yds
04:19
pos
13
3
Field Goal 13:11
30-E.Staley 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
67
yds
01:57
pos
7
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:37
97-M.Gay extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:37
2-Z.Moss runs 58 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
83
yds
01:48
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 6
Rushing 10 1
Passing 7 5
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 6-19 2-14
4th Down Conv 2-3 1-1
Total Net Yards 331 146
Total Plays 80 52
Avg Gain 4.1 2.8
Net Yards Rushing 197 31
Rush Attempts 53 22
Avg Rush Yards 3.7 1.4
Net Yards Passing 134 115
Comp. - Att. 12-27 10-30
Yards Per Pass 5.0 3.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-31 2-9
Penalties - Yards 5-32 5-51
Touchdowns 3 1
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 4
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 6-41.2 9-47.1
Return Yards 109 161
Punts - Returns 4-46 1--7
Kickoffs - Returns 3-39 7-168
Int. - Returns 2-24 0-0
Kicking 6/6 2/2
Extra Points 3/3 0/0
Field Goals 3/3 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Utah 7-6 71001330
West Virginia 7-6 033814
134 PASS YDS 115
197 RUSH YDS 31
331 TOTAL YDS 146
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.2% 165 0 0 99.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.4% 2576 15 10 135.2
T. Huntley 12/26 165 0 0
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40% 19 1 0 137.9
D. Simpkins 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 150 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
234 1323 11
Z. Moss 20 150 1 58
T. Huntley 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 57 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
193 594 8
T. Huntley 25 57 2 16
D. Henry-Cole 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 292 2
D. Henry-Cole 2 13 0 10
J. Howard 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 47 0
J. Howard 2 6 0 4
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 -23 0
D. Simpkins 1 -7 0 -7
M. Wishnowsky 33 P
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -9 0
M. Wishnowsky 1 -14 0 -14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Carrington II 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
74 1042 6
D. Carrington II 4 62 0 25
R. Singleton 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 583 4
R. Singleton 2 52 0 39
S. Nacua 45 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 317 1
S. Nacua 1 23 0 23
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 371 1
D. Simpkins 2 17 0 11
Z. Moss 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 252 0
Z. Moss 1 9 0 9
J. Jackson 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 50 0
J. Jackson 1 4 0 4
H. Handley 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 16 0
H. Handley 0 0 0 0
S. Fakailoatonga 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 67 0
S. Fakailoatonga 0 0 0 0
T. McCormick Jr. 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 181 2
T. McCormick Jr. 1 -2 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Thompson 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Thompson 4-1 0.0 0
J. Guidry 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Guidry 3-0 0.0 0
L. Fotu 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
L. Fotu 3-0 0.0 0
L. Lotulelei 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.5
L. Lotulelei 3-1 1.5 0
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
B. Hobbs 2-0 0.0 0
J. Blackmon 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 6 0.0
J. Blackmon 2-0 0.0 2
K. Luafatasaga 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 1 0.5
K. Luafatasaga 2-4 0.5 0
P. Afia 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Afia 1-0 0.0 0
K. Fitts 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Fitts 1-0 0.0 0
F. Mokofisi 45 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
F. Mokofisi 1-0 0.0 0
T. Burgess 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Burgess 1-0 0.0 0
T. Smith 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Smith 1-0 0.0 0
C. Barton 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
C. Barton 1-2 0.0 0
C. Ballard 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
C. Ballard 1-0 0.0 0
B. Anae 6 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Anae 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Gay 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
33/37 43/43
M. Gay 3/3 29 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Wishnowsky 33 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.2 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
58 43.6 0
M. Wishnowsky 6 41.2 0 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Simpkins 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 13.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 20.5 22 0
D. Simpkins 3 13.0 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Hobbs 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 15.3 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
29 11.7 23 0
B. Hobbs 3 15.3 23 0
P. Afia 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
P. Afia 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Chugunov 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
32.1% 129 1 2 68.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.1% 665 4 4 95.8
C. Chugunov 9/28 129 1 2
G. Jennings 12 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
G. Jennings 0/1 0 0 0
K. McKoy 4 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% -5 0 0 58.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% -10 0 0 58.0
K. McKoy 1/1 -5 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. McKoy 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
139 627 7
K. McKoy 14 31 0 7
E. Wellman 28 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 22 0
E. Wellman 2 6 0 3
M. Pettaway 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 153 2
M. Pettaway 2 4 0 3
C. Chugunov 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 -60 0
C. Chugunov 3 -12 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Jennings 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
100 1162 1
G. Jennings 3 66 0 38
M. Simms 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 696 5
M. Simms 3 33 0 33
Ka. White 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 26 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
64 1030 13
Ka. White 3 26 1 18
D. Sills V 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
60 980 18
D. Sills V 0 0 0 0
K. McKoy 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 71 0
K. McKoy 1 -1 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Benton 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 2 0.0
A. Benton 7-1 0.0 0
Ky. White 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 3 1.0
Ky. White 7-6 1.0 0
K. Robinson 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 3 0.0
K. Robinson 6-1 0.0 0
D. Long 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.5
D. Long 5-1 2.5 0
D. Tonkery 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
D. Tonkery 4-4 1.0 0
X. Pegues 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
X. Pegues 4-1 0.0 0
R. Donahue 46 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Donahue 2-1 0.0 0
E. Battle 19 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Battle 2-0 0.0 0
M. Daniels 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
M. Daniels 2-1 0.0 0
E. Rose 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.5
E. Rose 2-1 0.5 0
D. Askew-Henry 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 1 0.0
D. Askew-Henry 2-3 0.0 0
H. Bailey 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
H. Bailey 2-0 0.0 0
A. Shuler II 88 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Shuler II 1-1 0.0 0
D. Bonamico 39 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Bonamico 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Qualls 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Q. Qualls 1-0 0.0 0
X. Preston 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
X. Preston 1-0 1.0 0
L. McDougle 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. McDougle 1-0 0.0 0
T. Avery 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Avery 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Staley 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
8/9 16/16
E. Staley 2/2 28 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kinney 15 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 47.1 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
79 41.6 3
B. Kinney 9 47.1 3 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Simms 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 31.0 41 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
35 26.9 41 0
M. Simms 4 31.0 41 0
M. Pettaway 32 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 9.5 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 12.0 10 0
M. Pettaway 2 9.5 10 0
G. Jennings 12 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
G. Jennings 1 0.0 0 0
T. Bush 14 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 23.8 25 0
T. Bush 1 25.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Simms 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -7.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 5.1 0 0
M. Simms 1 -7.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 UTAH 17 1:48 4 83 TD
10:27 UTAH 4 3:40 11 48 Punt
4:52 UTAH 25 2:01 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:03 UTAH 27 1:25 4 0 Punt
10:05 UTAH 15 4:19 8 85 TD
4:20 UTAH 33 3:09 8 56 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 UTAH 8 3:26 8 31 Punt
9:46 UTAH 25 2:00 4 -16 Fumble
6:38 UTAH 19 3:28 7 16 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:34 WVU 39 1:16 9 39 TD
13:16 WVU 15 1:35 3 7 FG
10:43 UTAH 21 2:10 5 30 Fumble
8:18 WVU 26 3:59 7 20 FG
1:52 UTAH 25 1:28 3 5
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 WVU 38 1:19 3 4 Punt
11:28 UTAH 50 0:49 3 -5 Punt
6:47 WVU 27 1:45 3 -2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:38 WVU 22 1:57 10 67 FG
11:31 WVU 32 1:20 5 15 Punt
5:40 WVU 18 1:09 3 2 Punt
1:04 WVU 25 0:52 3 1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:21 WVU 20 1:22 3 4 Punt
7:45 UTAH 9 0:58 3 0 FG
3:03 WVU 20 1:13 4 -10 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:54 WVU 16 0:25 2 -1 Fumble
11:31 WVU 34 0:42 3 2 Punt
8:28 WVU 34 0:00 1 66 INT
4:09 WVU 33 2:11 5 67 TD
1:58 WVU 45 0:00 1 55 INT