2019 SEASON IN REVIEW
Utah’s dual threat backup
quarterback put on a show
against Cal as Jason Shelley
finished the game 4-of-5 passing
for 28 yards and a touchdown,
also rushing for 24 yards and a
rushing touchdown. Senior Terrell Burgess recorded
UTAH 35, CALIFORNIA 0
GAME EIGHT – OCT. 26 – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah football team notched its first shutout
since joining the Pac-12 and its second of the season, beating California 35-0.
The Utes were dominant on both sides of the ball, racking up 473 yards of total
offense while holding California to 83. The Utes averaged 6.6 yards per play on
offense with Cal averaging just 1.9 with Utah holding the ball for 37:39 of the
game compared to 22:21 from the Bears.
Zack Moss broke two school records while leading the Utes with 115 yards
rushing and a career-high 89 yards receiving, scoring two rushing touchdowns.
He now holds the school records for career 100-yard rushing games (15) and
career rushing touchdowns (33) after his 204 all-purpose yard performance.
Tyler Huntley finished the game 11-of-17 passing (0 INT, 1 TD) for 214 yards.
Jason Shelley led the offense in the second half, going 4-of-5 passing (0 INT, 1
TD) for 28 yards while adding eight carries for 24 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Between Huntley and Shelley, the duo targeted eight different players for
receptions with Moss leading the way with his 89 yards. Bryan Thompson had
two catches for 47 yards and a touchdown while Brant Kuithe added three catches
for 30 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, the Utes had seven tackles for loss and three sacks with Terrell
Burgess leading Utah in total tackles with six, adding one tackle for loss. Devin
Lloyd and Javelin Guidry added four tackles each while Josh Nurse and Leki Fotu
contributed three tackles each with Nurse notching a forced fumble and Fotu
grabbing one of the Utes’ three sacks.
his first double-against
game of the season a Washington, recording including one
10 tackles, tackle for a loss of seven yards.
UTAH 33, WASHINGTON 28
GAME NINE – NOV. 2 – SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, Wash. – The University of Utah football team scored 21 unanswered
points in the fourth quarter after trailing the Washington Huskies for three, coming
away with a 33-28 win at Husky Stadium.
After a slow start on both sides of the ball, the Utes got going in the second half
to finish the game with 399 yards on offense that included 284 passing and 115
rushing. Despite Washington accumulating 369 yards of total offense, the Utes
held them to just 53 yards rushing, including minus seven in the fourth quarter.
Tyler Huntley finished the game 19-of-24 passing (79%) with one touchdown,
adding a one-yard rushing touchdown. Zack Moss led the Utes in the ground game
with an even 100 yards rushing on 27 attempts and a touchdown while Jaylen
Dixon had a team-high 72 yards receiving on just two catches.
Moss’ also had five catches for 41 yards and a receiving touchdown, giving
him 36 career total touchdowns scored. It set a new school record, passing Eddie
Johnson who had 35 from 1984-88.
Terrell Burgess finished the game with a game-high and career-high 10 tackles
that included a tackle for loss. Julian Blackmon added eight tackles and an interception
while John Penisini recorded seven stops, a sack and a forced fumble.
DECEMBER 31, 2019 / OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM 103