Running back Brandon Warfield once again came up big with 96 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Warfield was especially tough inside the red zone with his two touchdown runs coming from four and eight yards respectively.
Wide receivers Steve Savoy and Paris Warren both had productive days as well. Savoy had five receptions for 50 yards while Warren had four receptions for 32 yards. Warren also capped off the Ute scoring with an 18 yard run late in the fourth quarter.
Big plays and tight end Ben Moa just go together. Moa's one reception on the day set up the Utes first touchdown when he got deep for a 79 yard reception.
Defensively the Utes gave up quite a few passing yards, but as always came up big in clutch situations. The Utes rushing defense was especially good when it had to be. Tailback Larry Croom had a good performance for the Rebels with 114 yards on 21 carries, but he was unable to get into the end zone all game long. With sacks included into the totals the Utes held the Rebels to 85 net yards on the ground. Freshman cornerback Eric Weddle is really starting to make plays. Another great performance by the Utah defense.
All in all the Utes did what they had to do. They did a great job running the football and not turning it over, all the while the defense did not allow the Rebels to get going offensively in the first half to gain momentum.