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Postgame Notes: Utah at Washington State

Oct 28, 2022
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Postgame Notes
No. 14 Utah 21, (at) Washington State 17
Pullman, Wash. (Gesa Field at Martin Stadium)
Thurs., Oct. 27, 2022
Kick: 7:06 p.m. PT | End: 10:26 p.m. PT
Attendance: 21,179


  • Head coach Kyle Whittingham earned his 150th career win, all at Utah, and is 150-72 in his career at the helm of the program (since 2005). He is the winningest head coach in program history.
  • Utah has won four straight meetings over Washington State dating back to 2019. This is the first win in that stretch to come in Pullman.
  • The Utes last won in Pullman in 2011, a 30-27 overtime decision (lost two since then). Utah's last road win over Washington State in regulation came in 1999.
  • The Utes have been 4-1 in Pac-12 play through five games five times (2015, '16, '19, '21, '22).
  • Since joining the Pac-12, Utah is 11-4 in weeknight (Thu/Fri) regular season Pac-12 games.
  • Including his time as an assistant coach (1994-2004), Whittingham has been on staff for 235 wins, the most in school history. He has coached in 347 games.
  • Washington State won the coin toss and deferred. The Utes defended the North goal to begin the game.


  • Quarterback Bryson Barnes and running back Charlie Vincent each made their first career starts.
  • Barnes, making his first start, was 17-of-27 passing for 175 yards and a touchdown. He reset career-highs in completions, attempts, passing yards and a career-long 31-yard completion to wide receiver Money Parks during the second quarter.
  • Barnes additionally rushed eight times for 51 yards, both career-highs. Barnes set a career-long with a 28-yard rush in the third quarter.
  • Running back Jaylon Glover had his first 20-carry game as a Ute, tallying a game-high 76 yards and a touchdown. It was his third career rushing score and first since the Southern Utah game on Sept. 10.
  • Running back Ja'Quinden Jackson's six-yard rushing touchdown was his second of the season and third of his career. In his career, two of Jackson's three rushing touchdowns have come vs. Washington State (the other in 2021).
  • Barnes' fourth-down completion to Jaylon Glover during the second quarter was the fourth straight successful fourth-down conversion for Utah (after going 3-for-3 vs. USC).


  • As a team, Utah tallied a season-high 10 tackles for loss, the most by the Utes since recording 15 TFL in the game at Stanford on Nov. 5, 2021.
  • It marks the second consecutive game, and third time this season, that the Utah defense has recorded at least four sacks.
  • Defensive end Van Fillinger was in on a sack with linebacker Mohamoud Diabate during the first quarter. Fillinger has at least an assisted sack in four of the last six games, while it was Diabate's first assisted sack as a Ute.
  • Safety Sione Vaki had a career-high nine tackles.
  • Linebacker Karene Reid had a first quarter sack, and now has a sack in three straight games.
  • On a second-quarter strip sack, Fillinger notched his first career forced fumble. Fellow defensive end Jonah Elliss came up with the recovery, the third of his career and first of 2022.
  • The 1.5 sacks at 1:24 mark of the third quarter ties a season-high for Fillinger.
  • With a second fourth-down stop in the third quarter, the Utes have now stopped opponents on six straight fourth-down conversion attempts, dating back to the Oregon State game on Oct. 1.
  • Linebacker Mohamoud Diabate contributed a seven-yard sack during the third quarter.
  • Diabate's 2.0 sacks are his most since he contributed 3.0 sacks in a game vs. Vanderbilt on Nov. 9, 2019, when Diabate played at Florida.
  • For the fifth time this season, the Utah defense held its opponent scoreless on its game-opening drive. It was the third three-and-out forced on a game-opening drive.

Special Teams

  • On a Utah punt attempt that bounced off a Washington State player, long snapper JT Greep ultimately came up with his first career fumble recovery.