Utah State bounces back with convincing 36-10 win over Nevada

Utah State cornerback DJ Williams, left, tackles Nevada wide receiver Romeo Doubs (7) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Logan, Utah. | Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP The Aggies controlled the game from start to finish, powered by an especially strong outing on the defensive side of the ball LOGAN — How would Utah State bounce back? That was the primary question heading into Saturday night’s game against Nevada. Coming off a bye week, and prior to that a 42-6 loss at LSU, everyone wanted to know which Aggie team would run onto Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. Would it be the Utah… Read More

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UC Davis jumps out early, rolls past Southern Utah 33-25

Southern Utah fell 33-25 to UC Davis on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City. | Courtesy SUU Athletics Strategic Communications CEDAR CITY — Jake Maier threw three touchdown passes, Ulonzo Gilliam ran for 140 yards and a score and UC Davis beat Southern Utah 33-25 on Saturday night. Maier connected with three separate receivers as the Aggies (4-4, 2-2 Big Sky Conference) jumped out to a 26-0 lead with 2:29 to play in the second quarter. Lance Lawson’s 3-yard run for Southern Utah (1-7, 0-4) just before half made it 26-7. Maier was 25-of-37 passing for 271 yards. Gilliam had 28 carries and scored on a… Read More

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Sports on the air: Here’s what games are on TV and radio for the week of Oct. 20-26

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 TELEVISION FIGURE SKATING ISU Grand Prix, NBC, 10 a.m. GOLF Buick LPGA Shanghai, GOLF, midnight Open de France, GOLF, 4:30 a.m. Dominion Energy Charity Classic, GOLF, 11:30 a.m. Japan Skins, GOLF, 10 p.m. HOCKEY AHL: Admirals at Wolves, NHLN, 2 p.m. Capitals at Blackhawks, NHLN, 5 p.m. HORSE RACING Sunny Slope Stakes, ALT, 4:30 p.m. MOTOR SPORTS Texas NHRA FallNationals, FS2, noon Hollywood Casino 400, NBC, 12:30 p.m. NFL Raiders at Packers, CBS, 11 a.m. Rams at Falcons, Fox, 11 a.m. Saints at Bears, Fox, 2:30 p.m. Eagles at Cowboys, NBC, 6:15 p.m. RUGBY World Cup quarterfinals, NBCSN, 4 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Wasps vs. London Irish,… Read More

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BYU upsets No. 14 Boise State, 28-25, to snap 3-game losing streak

Brigham Young Cougars tight end Matt Bushman goes in for a touchdown against the Boise State Broncos during an NCAA football game in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. | Ravell Call, Deseret News This was the kind of performance, and result, that BYU, and coach Kalani Sitake, desperately needed — and probably one very few people saw coming. PROVO — This was the kind of performance, and result, that BYU, and coach Kalani Sitake, desperately needed — and probably one very few people saw coming. The Cougars, who entered the game mired in a three-game losing streak, knocked off one of their rivals, No. 14 Boise State, 28-25, on… Read More

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Americans edge Thunderbirds in six-round shootout in Kennewick

The Seattle Thunderbirds put in extra time again Saturday night in Kennewick against the Tri-City Americans. For the third straight game, Seattle took a game into overtime. For the third straight game, they would come up short. This time it wouldn’t be an overtime goal that decided it, but rather a six-round shootout as neither Thunderbirds goalie Roddy Ross nor Tri-City goalie Beck Warm made things easy. In the end, it would be Warm who held off five of the six Seattle shooters to earn the Americans a 3-2 win. “We played hard, we played well,” Thunderbirds head coach Matt O’Dette said. “Multiple opportunities to score tonight we just couldn’t… Read More

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Americans edge Thunderbids in six-round shootout in Kennewick

The Seattle Thunderbirds put in extra time again Saturday night in Kennewick against the Tri-City Americans. For the third straight game, Seattle took a game into overtime. For the third straight game, they would come up short. This time it wouldn’t be an overtime goal that decided it, but rather a six-round shootout as neither Thunderbirds goalie Roddy Ross nor Tri-City goalie Beck Warm made things easy. In the end, it would be Warm who held off five of the six Seattle shooters to earn the Americans a 3-2 win. “We played hard, we played well,” Thunderbirds head coach Matt O’Dette said. “Multiple opportunities to score tonight we just couldn’t… Read More

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RSL advances in playoffs with 2-1 victory over Portland

Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (8) beats Portland Timbers midfielder Cristhian Paredes (22) to the header during the first half of a Major League Soccer playoff game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News DRAPER — Real Salt Lake is moving on, and the Utah-based team can thank Jefferson Savarino for that. After losing to Portland twice in the regular season, RSL beat the Timbers 2-1 Saturday in the first round of the MLS playoffs. Savarino delivered the game-winner in the 87th minute, taking a pass across the front of the box from Joao Plata and putting it in the… Read More

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After embarrassing loss last year, Utah embarrasses Arizona State with lights-out defensive performance

Utah Utes linebacker Devin Lloyd (20) trips up Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) and prevents him from going out of bounds near the end of the first half of an NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. | Colter Peterson Utes hold Sun Devils to just 136 yards, 400 less than in 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Ever since Utah joined the Pac-12 eight years ago, Arizona State has been a thorn in the Utes’ side. Nobody has beaten Utah more than the Sun Devils, who like USC and Washington, have six wins over the Utes. The last two… Read More

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Utes, Sun Devils reverse roles when it came to penalties

Utah Utes quarterback Jason Shelley (15) hurdles Arizona State Sun Devils linebacker Darien Butler (37) during the second half of an NCAA football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. | Colter Peterson Utah wins 21-3 after more disciplined effort in Pac-12 matchup featuring the most and least penalized teams in the conference. SALT LAKE CITY — Saturday’s game at Rice-Eccles Stadium pitted the Pac-12’s most and least penalized teams in the Pac-12. Utah came in leading the conference with 8.67 penalties and 76.83 penalty yards per game. Arizona State, meanwhile, had the fewest — having just five flags thrown on average. Earlier in… Read More

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WSU snaps 3-game skid as Gordon, Borghi lead Cougs past Colorado 41-10

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Anthony Gordon passed for 369 yards and four touchdowns and WSU rolled over Colorado 41-10 on Saturday, snapping the Cougars’ three-game losing streak. WSU 41, Colorado 10: Stats Gordon threw a 4-yard TD pass to Max Borghi and a 22-yarder to Dezmon Patmon in the first quarter as the Cougars (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) jumped to a 14-0 lead, scored touchdowns on their first three drives and cruised to a needed victory. Gordon was 35-of-51 passing and connected with eight different receivers. The WSU defense was excellent after weeks of getting of getting shredded. Colorado was limited to 320 total yards and quarterback Steven Montez was intercepted… Read More

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