The No. 14 Utah Utes -- in arguably their best performance or the year -- crushed the winless New Mexico Lobos 45-14. True freshman, Jordan Wynn, in his first ever start was impressive. Wynn completed 18/28 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns. The Ute offense has been struggling all season long, but in this game they rolled.
Eddie Wide broke a school record with his sixth straight 100 yard rushing game, as he ran for 145 yards, with 2 touchdowns, on just 20 carries. Wide wasn't the only Utah running back to rush for 100 yards. Sausan Shakerin rushed for exactly that, on just 16 carries.
Wynn showed us all night why the coaches promoted him to starting quarterback over Terrance Cain. He completed many passes down the field, and led the Utah offense into the endzone time after time. Wynn averaged a gain of 10.6 yards per pass, which is very different than the offense when Cain was the starter. The Utes used less screen passes and many more deep balls. The Utes had 557 yards of total offense on the game.
Jereme Brooks had a career game as well. He had 135 yards receiving on just 6 receptions averaging a staggering 22.5 yards per catch. Brooks caught quite a few of Wynn's downfield passes, and did a much better job this game in not dropping any. He had two touchdowns, one from a long pass, and one off a reverse.
New Mexico scored their first touchdown on a 59 yard pass play from Donovan Porterie to Ty Kirk. Their other touchdown came with just 17 seconds left in the game when the Utes unloaded their bench. The Lobos had a very difficult time moving the ball against the touch Utah defense. It doesn't get any better for the Lobos this season as they lose their 13th straight game with TCU, and BYU still on their schedule.
The stage is now set for the TCU vs. Utah showdown. Both teams had blowout wins, and this match may be between two Top 10 teams, since four teams ahead of Utah lost today. ESPN's College GameDay may be on hand for what should be one of the biggest games in Mountain West football history.