Utah vs. Northern Illinois Postgame Notes - University of Utah Athletics

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Utah vs. Northern Illinois Postgame Notes

Utah last held a team without a touchdown against Southern Utah in 2016 (a 24-0 win).
 
Utah is 1-0 all-time against teams from the MAC.

The Utah defense held NIU to just 15 rushing yards in the second half (14 third quarter, 1 fourth quarter).
 
Britain Covey had his first 100-yard receiving game of the season and tied his career high with 129 yards on eight catches. He has two career 100-yard receiving games (129 vs. USC in 2015). Covey led Utah with 137 all-purpose yards, which also included three rushing yards and five punt return yards. He has five career games with 100-plus all-purpose yards.
 
Zack Moss scored his team-leading third touchdown of the season in the third quarter. He has two rushing and one receiving touchdown this season. Moss led Utah with 66 yards rushing on 16 carries.
 
Tyler Huntley threw for 286 yards (20-of-31, 0 INT, 0 TD) for his ninth career 200-yard passing game.
 
Two of Jaylen Dixon's three career catches have gone for 40-plus yards (40 yards vs. Weber State, 41 yards vs. NIU).
 
Ten different receivers caught passes, including Bronson Boyd making his first career catch.
 
Mitch Wishnowsky had five punts for 207 yards and a 41.4 average. He had one punt inside the 20-yard line, which was downed at the six-yard line.
 
Cody Barton led Utah with 13 tackles, his fourth career game with 10-plus tackles.
 
Chase Hansen scored a touchdown on a 40-yard interception return. He has two career interception return touchdowns (Arizona State, 2016). Hansen had 12 tackles and led Utah with 2.5 tackles for loss (2.0 sacks). He has three career games with 10-plus tackles.
 
Jaylon Johnson had a career-high eight tackles.
 
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