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Cain, Wide lead Utah over Louisville 30-14

Sep 27, 2009 - 3:13 AM SALT LAKE CITY(AP) -- Terrance Cain threw for two touchdowns and Eddie Wide ran for 129 yards to help Utah cruise to a 30-14 win over Louisville on Saturday night.

Cain completed his first eight passes and the Utes scored two touchdowns 18 seconds apart to take control early and help get going again after a 31-24 loss at Oregon last week that ended the nation's longest active winning streak.

Wide replaced Matt Asiata, who left after a knee injury on the game's first touchdown, and made many of his 19 carries on direct snaps with Cain often lined up in the slot position.

After Louisville closed to 23-14 in the fourth quarter, Cain capped an 80-yard drive with a wide receiver screen to Jereme Brooks, who outran the Cardinals for a 34-yard touchdown.

Cain completed 17 of 22 passes for 202 yards.

The most anxious moment for the Utes came when Cameron Graham grabbed a tipped ball off receiver Scott Long's hands and scored a touchdown with 8:51 remaining in the final quarter to cut Utah's lead to 23-14.

Utah is now 4-0 against Louisville. The teams' only prior meeting in Salt Lake City was the first game played in Rice-Eccles Stadium on Sept. 12, 1998. Utah has won 12 straight in the stadium.

Since the Bowl Championship Series began in 1998, Utah has won 18 games against teams from automatic qualifying conferences, more than any other non-BCS school. The Utes are 7-0 against current members of the Big East Conference.

On a drive fueled by Wide's 25-yard scamper, Joe Phillips hit his third field goal with 12:34 left in the game to put the Utes ahead 23-7 in front of a homecoming crowd that numbered 45,588, sixth-largest in team history.

The Utes seemed to make all the big plays right from the start. R.J. Stanford blocked Ryan Payne's field goal attempt to thwart Louisville's quick-striking first drive that had the Cardinals first-and-goal at the Utah 8-yard line.

Asiata took a pitch to the left side midway through the first quarter and broke four tackles on his way to a 24-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring. After the score, Asiata, who led the Mountain West Conference with a 101-yard rushing average, went straight to the locker room.

Utah's highly touted offensive tackle, Zane Beadles, also left the game with a cut leg in the third quarter.

After two thrilling plays, Utah was in the end zone again. Koa Misi chased Louisville's Trent Guy on a reverse and forced a fumble from the back side that Robert Johnson threw back into the field of play as he fell out of bounds. Stanford recovered the ball for Utah.

On the next snap, Cain lofted a 42-yard pass that was caught in stride by David Reed for a touchdown - and the longest play from scrimmage against the Louisville defense this season.

Late in the second quarter, Joe Phillips added field goals from 30 yards and 48 yards to give Utah a 20-0 lead at the half.

Chaz Thompson intercepted Cain on the Utes' first possession of the second half, which led to Justin Burke's 8-yard touchdown scramble with 7:47 left in the third quarter to get Louisville on the scoreboard. Burke was 15 of 33 passing and was sacked six times.






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  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LOUISVILLE 0 0 7 7 14
    UTAH 14 6 0 10 30 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTAH - TD, MATT ASIATA 24 YD RUN (JOE
    PHILLIPS KICK), 8:56. UTAH 7-0
    UTAH - TD, DAVID REED 42 YD PASS FROM
    TERRANCE CAIN (JOE PHILLIPS
    KICK), 9:14. UTAH 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: UTAH

    Sep 26 9:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 14
    UTAH 30 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 26 9:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 14
    UTAH 30 5:08 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisville 14, Utah 30  4th - 5:08Sep 26 9:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 14
    UTAH 23 8:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisville 14, Utah 23  4th - 8:51Sep 26 9:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 7
    UTAH 23 12:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisville 7, Utah 23  4th - 12:34Sep 26 9:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 7
    UTAH 20 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 26 9:02 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 7
    UTAH 20 7:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisville 7, Utah 20  3rd - 7:47Sep 26 8:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 0
    UTAH 20 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisville 0, Utah 20  HalfSep 26 8:04 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 0
    UTAH 17 5:17 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisville 0, Utah 17  2nd - 5:17Sep 26 7:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 0
    UTAH 14 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 26 7:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 0
    UTAH 14 5:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Louisville 0, Utah 14  1st - 5:46Sep 26 6:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    LOUISVILLE 0
    UTAH 7 6:04 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Louisville 0, Utah 7  1st - 6:04Sep 26 6:51 PM
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