Utah had a season low for yards 342 and rushing yards 151
Season averages are 449 for yards and 218 for rushing
Utah only had 16 positive rushes and 29 positive plays, both season lows
Utah also had a season high in negative (under 3 yards) rushes at 27 attempts (avg 19.6)
And 38 negative total plays on 67 plays. First time all season Utah broke the 50% negative plays threshold. Utah only had 1 big run (14+ yards) the Moss TD.
Utah had 3 three-and-outs all season, but 3 three-and-outs vs ASU
9 total turnovers in 13 possessions by far a season high
- I count turnovers as any drive that didn’t end in a score. 3 TD drives and the end of the game were the other 4 drives.
For ASU, Utah only allowed 8 first downs, season low (avg 13.6 per game allowed)
ASU was the first team all season to break the 100 yard rushing mark, mostly on a late 32 yard run by Benjamin.
But Utah allowed a season low 25 yards passing. Not a season low for yards 136, that mark is held by Idaho St (36 rush 80 pass)
ASU did run the ball 33 times which was 10 more than Utah usually sees.
ASU was only the second team to be heavy run 64.7% of plays (Idaho St was 52.1%)
BYU and ASU are the only two teams with 10+ positive (4+ yards) rushes on Utah, both with 11.
Utah only allowed 14 positive yards all game (3 pass) both season lows for Utah opponent.
ASU had 22 negative (3 or less yards) rushing plays, season high for Utah opponent.
ASU did have 2 big runs, the 32 yard run by Benjamin and an 18 yard run by Benjamin early in the 3rd quarter.
ASU had a season high 7 three-and-outs, Utah typically allows 3 per game, the 13 possessions was a season high for a Utah opponent. 12/13 possessions resulted in a turnover, only the FG after the Utah turnover was the positive drive for Utah.
ASU had 371 net punting yards on 8 punts, an average of 46.4 yards (season high for Utah opponent)
Utah has only lost the time of possession battle once. by: 13 seconds to Northern Illinois.
Utah passed the ball more than their opponent for only the second time all year (Idaho St)
and Utah was +10 on positive passing plays (season high)
The teams combined for 76 rushing plays (64.4% of all plays were a run)
They also combined for 49 rushes less than 4 yards and 75/118 plays went for less than 4 yards (63.6% and a season high)
Only 7 big plays all game (3 runs, 4 passes)
They combined for 10 three-and-outs, a typical Utah gave sees 4.
21/26 possessions ended in a turnover, hence the low score
The result is 559 punt yards and 13 total punts.
Side note, Brandon Aiyuk is 15th in the nation in yards per reception with 20.6 YPC
Aiyuk is 11th in the nation in total receiving yards with 658
He was averaging 108.5 yards per game
He’s now averaging 94.0 yards per game.
Versus Utah and Jaylon Johnson, he had 1 catch for 7 yards.