Nov. 11, 2000
By MEAD GRUVER
Associated Press Writer
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Adam Tate ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns as Utahbeat Wyoming 34-0 in frigid conditions Saturday.
The Utes (4-6, 3-3 Mountain West) did most of their scoring in the firsthalf. As the temperature plunged near zero, they sprang to a 27-0 lead.
Wyoming (1-9, 0-6) struggled offensively with two young quarterbacks fillingin for Jay Stoner, who was out with a sprained ankle. It was the Cowboys'seventh straight loss.
Utah redshirt freshman Lance Rice gained his second victory as a starterafter a win over UNLV last weekend. He completed 7 of 16 passes for 146 yardsand a touchdown.
In addition, the Utes outrushed the Cowboys 183-63.
The lone touchdown in the second half came on Andre Dyson's 30-yardinterception return with 3:52 left.
Utah went up 27-0 after Golden Whetman kicked a low, 55-yard field goal with19 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Cowboys did not get close to the end zone until late in the first half,when they advanced to Utah's 8. Neill was sacked for a 9-yard loss and AaronElling missed the field goal.
Utah went up 24-0 with 9:43 left in the first half when Josh Lyman ran invirtually untouched from 33 yards out.
Tate ended a 31-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown to put the Utes up 17-0.
A 25-yard field goal by Ryan Kaneshiro put Utah ahead 10-0 in the firstquarter. The game's first touchdown, a 3-yard run by Tate, capped an 84-yarddrive.
Derek Armah led the Cowboys with 87 yards on the ground.