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2014 Las Vegas Bowl Recap

Utah thumps Colorado 45-10 in the Las Vegas Bowl


Utah jumped out early against Colorado State in the 2014 Las Vegas Bowl, and the Utes made sure that the game was never really that close.

On the legs, and arm, of quarterback Travis Wilson, the Utes were able to rout Colorado State 45-10, securing its 11th bowl win in its last 12 attempts.

The Utes jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on an 8 yard run by Wilson, one of his three on the day, and followed it up on their second drive thanks to Wilson’s lone touchdown pass of the day.

Colorado State cut the lead to 14-7 on a touchdown pass to Garrett Grayson on a trick play, but Utah scored again on its next possession on a 60 yard run from Devontae Booker.

A late first quarter field goal made it a 21-10 lead for Utah State, but Colorado State was never able to get the game closer than that.

Utah scored the next 24 points unanswered on a field goal, two Wilson runs, and a 10 yard run from Bubba Poole.

Wilson finished the game with 158 yards passing and 91 rushing, while Booker added another 162 yards on the ground.

The Utes rushed for over 300 yards on the day to earn its ninth win of the season.

This was the Rams first game this season against a ranked opponent and they were outclassed in all facets. It was the 16th straight loss for the Rams against a ranked opponent.

The win pushed Utah to 9-4 to finish the season and dropped Colorado State to 10-3.


By Nikolai Gionti
DFN Sports Guest Writer

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