Carrington scores 3 touchdowns in Utah romp

Darren Carrington catches 9 passes for 153 and 3 touchowns in 54-16 win


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) - The Utah football team is rolling headed into Pac-12 play.

In the Utes final non-conference game, Tyler Huntley completed 30 of 43 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns, as Utah cruised past San Jose State at Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday night, 54-16.

Darren Carrington caught 9 passes for a career high 153 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Zack Moss and Devontae Henry-Cole eached scored rushing touchdowns in the blowout win.

The Utes outgained the Spartans on offense, 501-263, while the Utah defense held San Jose State to just one of 13 on third down conversions.

Matt Gay made all four field goal attempts, including a 56-yarder and a 50-yader, to remain perfect on the year. Gay is 11 for 11 on field goals, and 11 for 11 on extra points.

After three Matt Gay field goals gave Utah a 9-3 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Utes blew the game open in the second quarter.

Huntley threw two touchdown passes to Carrington, while a 5-yard TD run by Moss gave Utah a 30-3 lead.

Raelon Singleton caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Huntley for the only touchdown in the third quarter to give the Utes a 37-13 lead headed into the final quarter.

Carrington caught his third touchdown of the game, a 15-yard strike from Huntley, while Henry-Cole capped the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left in the game.

Huntley became the first Utah quarterback since Brian Johnson in 2008 to throw for over 300 yards in back-to-back games.

The Utes defense held San Jose State to just 30 yards rushing, while Sione Tauteoli and Julian Blackmon had interceptions.

Utah (3-0) opens Pac-12 play on September 22nd at Arizona.

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