NCAA Football Week 8 Recap, Utah Utes Defeats UCLA Bruins 52-45, Saturday, October 22, 2016

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6-1, 1st in Pac 12 – South October 22, 4:00 PM | Grass of Rose Bowl 3-4, 5th in Pac 12 – South

When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 22, 2016
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins, BOXSCORE

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UTAH 14 13 18 7 52
UCLA 21 0 14 10 45
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL – Saturday, October 22nd, Utah Utes vs. UCLA Bruins.

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utah-utesUtah Utes +7 -105 +250 46.5 -110
ucla-bruinsUCLA Bruins -7 -115 -310 46.5 -110
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UCLA was unable to contain Joe Williams on Saturday and the result was a 52-45 Week 8 loss against the Utes.

Utah was the ATS victor, as they covered the +3.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 42.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Joe Williams rushed for 332 yards, while Troy Williams added 13 yards in the win. Siaosi Wilson and Cory Butler-Byrd added 71 and 67 receiving yards respectively.

Bolu Olorunfunmi rushed for 24 yards for UCLA, while Mike Fafaul added 23 yards. Mike Fafaul threw for 464 yards for the Bruins, while receivers Nate Iese and Jordan Lasley had 146 and 117 yards respectively.

Utah outgained UCLA 539-510 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 29-20 by the Bruins.

UCLA lost the time of possession battle 36:11-23:49, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Utah looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Washington. UCLA will aim to get back on the winning track at Colorado.

Southern California is a great place for retirees.

On Saturday, it was heaven for one un-retiree.

Utah senior running back Joe Williams ran for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns two weeks after returning to the team as No. 19 Utah kept pace in the Pac-12 South with a 52-45 victory over UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Williams scored on runs of 3, 43, 64 and 55 yards as Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) stayed tied with Colorado atop the South Division.

“Yeah, I’m pretty sure they’re tired of seeing the back of my jersey running down the field,” Williams said of UCLA.

Williams retired because of injuries after starting the first two games of the season, but when injuries further ravaged Utah’s tailback position, coaches convinced Williams to come back. He ran 34 times for 179 yards against Oregon State last week.

A rejuvenated Williams carried 29 times Saturday, and his single-game rushing total ranks as fourth-best in conference history and the most against the Bruins.

“Can’t say enough about that young man and what he has meant to our team the last two weeks,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.

“What a blessing it is for us to have him back, and how unselfish it was for him to come back. It was legitimate. When he stepped away, he was hurting.”

UCLA (3-5, 1-4) lost its third consecutive game and fourth in the past five.

“We got on the wrong side of some blocks and that young man had a great day, had a world-class day,” Bruins coach Jim Mora said of Williams. “That’s disappointing because we had been playing the run so well. We were searching for answers.”

Williams’ final touchdown put the Utes up 52-38 with 10:28 remaining.

UCLA redshirt senior quarterback Mike Fafaul, making his second consecutive start for injured Josh Rosen, attempted a school-record 70 passes as the Bruins largely abandoned a struggling ground game. His 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Roberts brought UCLA within 52-45 with 4:38 left.

The Bruins had a final possession, taking over at their 14 with 40 seconds left and no timeouts, but made little headway before the clock ran out.

Fafaul completed 40 passes for 476 yards, including five for touchdowns — two to tight end Nate Iese. Fafaul also was intercepted four times — twice by safety Jordan Fogal, who made his first career start because of an injury to safety Marcus Williams.

“I think Mike is gritty as heck,” Mora said. “His teammates have tremendous, tremendous respect for him.”

It was a wild game from the start as Utah’s Cory Butler-Byrd returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. The Utes went up 14-0 after their first offensive possession, but UCLA stormed back.

Bruins running back Bolu Olorunfunmi, making his first career start, caught an 11-yard touchdown pass and ran for a 7-yard score to cap a 21-point blitz in a 5:09 span of the first quarter. His second touchdown came after UCLA defensive lineman Takkarist McKinley sacked Utah’s Troy Williams and ripped the ball out off his hands at the Utah 14.

McKinley had a monster game with five tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups.

UCLA ran for 46 yards and has 88 on the ground in the past three games.

The Bruins are off next week in advance of a Thursday night game at Colorado on Nov. 3.

“We’re not doing well enough, but it’s not for a lack of effort on the part of our players,” Mora said. “The key for these young men is they hang together and support each other and continue to search for answers — absorb the disappointment but not let it affect them.”

Utah moves on for a huge game Saturday at unbeaten and No. 5 Washington

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