Utah Football Hosts Colorado Saturday For Senior Day

first_img Tags: Colorado Football/Utah Football Written by November 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Hosts Colorado Saturday For Senior Day FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, No. 6 Utah (10-1, 7-1 in Pac-12 play) hosts Colorado (5-6, 3-5 in Pac-12 play) for Senior Day. With a win at Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday, the Utes will have clinched the Pac-12 South title for the second consecutive season.Under head coach Kyle Whittingham (2004-present; 130-62, .677) the Utes are 69-24 (.742) at Rice-Eccles Stadium including two undefeated seasons at home, 2008 and 2009. With a win over the Buffaloes, this would be the Utes’ third undefeated season at home in the Whittingham era.A win against Colorado also gives the Utes their eighth straight win. This would be their longest winning streak since 2010.The Utes score 34.7 points per game, ranking them 24th nationally.Senior signal-caller Tyler Huntley ranks fifth nationally in passing efficiency (187.6). He has completed 75 percent of his passes (174-232; second nationally) for 2,608 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions.Senior tailback Zack Moss (108 car, 1,158 yards [16th nationally], 14 touchdowns) averages 6.4 yards per carry (11th nationally) for the Utes.Sophomore tight end Brant Kuithe (26 rec, 487 yards, 4 TD’s) is the leader in scoring receptions on the squad. Sophomore receiver Bryan Thompson (17 rec, 452 yards, 3 TD’s) leads the Utes in yards per reception (26.6 yards per grab).Freshman kicker Jadon Redding has made 8 of his 11 field goal attempts and all 48 of his PAT attempts on the season for Utah.The Utah defense only gives up 10.9 points per game, ranking them fourth nationally.Senior defensive end Bradlee Anae posted seven tackles and one stop for a loss in the 35-7 win over Arizona November 23.This netted him Pac-12 defensive lineman of the week honors Monday. On the season, Anae has 11 sacks (tied for fifth nationally with Wisconsin’s Chris Orr and Quincy Roche of Temple), a team-best 12 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.Senior linebacker Francis Bernard leads the Utes in total tackles with 69 and also has two interceptions on the season for Utah.Senior defensive back Julian Blackmon has a team-best four interceptions as well as two forced fumbles for the Utes.Junior defensive back Jaylon Johnson has two interceptions on the season for the Utes and senior defensive tackle John Penisini is tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles.Colorado is led by first-year head coach Mel Tucker (5-6, .455) with the Buffaloes coming off of a 20-14 upset of Washington November 23 at Boulder, Colo.The Buffaloes currently average 24.3 points per game, ranking them 99th nationally in scoring offense.Colorado is led by senior signal-caller Steven Montez  who completes 62.8 percent of his passes (238-379) for 2,651 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Sophomore tailback Alex Fontenot (172 car, 825 yards, 5 TD’s) and freshman running mate Jaren Mangham (107 car, 441 yards, 3 TD’s) pace the Colorado running game.Junior wide-out Laviska Shenault Jr. (52 rec, 721 yards, 4 TD’s) and senior receiver Tony Brown (55 rec, 698 yards, 5 TD’s) are the Buffaloes’ leading receivers on the season.Redshirt freshman kicker Evan Price made both of his field goal attempts against Washington, improving to 4-4 on field goal attempts on the season.Colorado gives up 30.6 points per game, tying them for 87th nationally in scoring defense with Georgia Tech and Toledo.Junior inside linebacker Nate Landham has 123 total tackles on the season to lead the Buffaloes. He also has two sacks and an interception on the season for Colorado.Sophomore defensive end Terrance Lang has 5 sacks on the season for the Buffaloes to lead the squad in that category.Graduate student safety Mikial Onu has a team-best four interceptions and three forced fumble, showcasing his versatility for the Buffaloes’ defense.In a series dating back to 1903, the Buffaloes lead the Utes 32-30-3 all-time with Utah leading the series 17-4-2 all-time at Salt Lake City. Brad Jameslast_img read more