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Washington State piling up points on stingy Utah defense

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Utah  running back Zack Moss  leaps over the Washington State defense during the first half  Saturday  at Martin Stadium in Pullman. The game was tied at 21 at halftime. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Utah running back Zack Moss leaps over the Washington State defense during the first half Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman. The game was tied at 21 at halftime. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – In its first three games, the most points Utah had given up was the 21 surrendered in a loss to Washington.

On Saturday, the Utes gave up that many in the first half to Washington State in playing to a 21-all tie at halftime.

WSU racked up 293 yards on the Utes, who stayed in the game thanks to timely runs from quarterback Tyler Huntley, who led all rushers with 90 yards on 10 carries.

On one play in the second quarter, Huntley avoided two sacks and a third tackle en route to a 20-yard gain.

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew showed some speed of his own on a 10-yard run early in the second quarter in which he danced over the pylon to tie the game at 14.

WSU matched the most points given up by Utah this season despite a nearly nonexistent running game.

The Cougars had 7 total rushing yards on three carries, and that included the 10-yard Minshew run for the score.

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