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        teepee
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        Long look at some stats to keep an eye on going into the last 3 weeks of the season.

        We all know Zack Moss is the all time Utah leader in rushing yards at 3479 (2: Eddie Johnson at 3219, 3: Tony Lindsay at 2995) and in rushing touchdowns at 34 (2: Del Rodgers at 31, 3: Johnson at 26). Last week at Washington he also became the leader in all purpose touchdowns from scrimmage with 36 (2: Johnson at 35, 3: Rodgers at 32). He needs 68 yards to have most yards from scrimmage (1: Johnson at 4058, 2: Moss at 3991, 3: Devontae Booker at 3395). He should get that this week against UCLA. If he scores 37 more points he’ll pass Matt Gay (253) for 3rd all time scoring for the Utes behind only King Louie (308) and Automatic Andy (427). Statistically speaking, Zack Moss is the greatest running back we’ve ever had and it’s quite frankly not even close

        While it’s clear that Moss is a generational talent that we’re lucky to witness first hand, I also looked at Huntley to see how impressive his career has been. He’s currently 5th in passing yards at Utah at 6321 behind 1. Scott Mitchell (8981), 2. Brian Johnson (7853), 3. Mike McCoy (7404), and 4. Travis Wilson (7401). He would need to average 216 yds/game for 5 more games to catch Travis Wilson, 217 yds/game to catch McCoy, 306.4 yds/game to catch Johnson, and an astronomical 532 yds/game to catch Mitchell. For reference in 2019 he’s averaging 229 yds/game meaning he has an outside shot at catching McCoy and Wilson even if competition increases in our last couple of games.

        For TDs He’s at 9th with 38 through the air behind Mitchell (69), Johnson (57), Wilson (54), McCoy (49), Alex Smith (47), Larry Egger (39), Mike Fouts (39), and Don Van Galder (39). He should easily move into the top 6. In order to catch Smith he’s got to average 2/game, McCoy is 2.1/game, Wilson is 3.2/game, Johnson is 3.8/game, and Mitchell would be a crazy 6.2/game. In 2019 he’s averaging 1.1 TDs/game.

        He should move into the top 5 in attempts with an outside shot to catch McCoy for 4th if he averages at least 31 attempts/game for the next 5. He’s currently 5th in completions and should catch McCoy for 4th on that list as well. He might catch Wilson for 3rd if he averages 31 completions a game, a tall order as he’s averaging 28.2/38.2 this year.

        Huntley’s first all time for completion percentage for QBs with at least 100 attempts at 66.5. Alex Smith (66.3), Brian Johnson (66.2), McCoy (63.7), and Terrence Cain (63.7) round out the top 5. He’s tied with Alex Smith for 3rd for QBs in rushing TDs at 15 behind Travis Wilson (21) and Mark Stevens (23). HE’s also 2nd in rushing yards for a QB (1091) only behind the baby giraffe himself, Travis Wilson (1226). He would need only 27 yards/game to catch Wilson.

        Maybe the most impressive stat considering all the others is that he only has 17 interceptions in his career makes him tied for 23rd all time. The only other QBs in top ten attempts with less interceptions is Jordan Wynn (8th in attempts, also 17 ints) and Alex Smith (10th in attempts only 8! Ints). Smith (5th) and Wynn (10th) are also the only other QBs in the top ten of TDs thrown with less interceptions.

        The highest active player in receiving yards records is Covey at 35th with 1233 yards (1st Bryan Rowley at 3143). And receiving TDs again is Covey tied for 59th with 5 (1st: Rowley at 25). For reference Carrington had 6 in his one year here, Singleton had 8, Simpkins has 4. The last real receiving threat we had besides the one year rental of Carrington was Dres Anderson who stands at 5th and 7th in yards and TDs (2077, 17). All of this just shows that what Huntley has done has been all the more impressive. Our offense has often flowed around a talented RB and with next to abysmal WR play it’s hard to fault Huntley for not being top three in more categories.

        From a statistical standpoint, Huntley should be considered top 5 Utah QBs ever. Statistically it’s nearly impossible for him to catch Mitchell and Johnson. Depending on what you value numbers-wise and what he does or Doesn’t do in the next two months, you might put Alex Smith, Mike McCoy, and Travis Wilson ahead of him too.

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        ironman1315
        Ute Fan
        @ironman1315

        I couldn’t read that.

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          teepee
          Ute Fan
          @teepee

          Sorry, formatting got messed up. Edited for clarity.

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        astUTE
        Ute Fan
        @astute

        Could not edit you post to remove the double formatting – so, trying to cut and past to a new post – hope this works…

         

        Long look at some stats to keep an eye on going into the last 3 weeks of the season.

        We all know Zack Moss is the all time Utah leader in rushing yards at 3479 (2: Eddie Johnson at 3219, 3: Tony Lindsay at 2995) and in rushing touchdowns at 34 (2: Del Rodgers at 31, 3: Johnson at 26). Last week at Washington he also became the leader in all purpose touchdowns from scrimmage with 36 (2: Johnson at 35, 3: Rodgers at 32). He needs 68 yards to have most yards from scrimmage (1: Johnson at 4058, 2: Moss at 3991, 3: Devontae Booker at 3395). He should get that this week against UCLA. If he scores 37 more points he’ll pass Matt Gay (253) for 3rd all time scoring for the Utes behind only King Louie (308) and Automatic Andy (427). Statistically speaking, Zack Moss is the greatest running back we’ve ever had and it’s quite frankly not even close

        While it’s clear that Moss is a generational talent that we’re lucky to witness first hand, I also looked at Huntley to see how impressive his career has been. He’s currently 5th in passing yards at Utah at 6321 behind 1. Scott Mitchell (8981), 2. Brian Johnson (7853), 3. Mike McCoy (7404), and 4. Travis Wilson (7401). He would need to average 216 yds/game for 5 more games to catch Travis Wilson, 217 yds/game to catch McCoy, 306.4 yds/game to catch Johnson, and an astronomical 532 yds/game to catch Mitchell. For reference in 2019 he’s averaging 229 yds/game meaning he has an outside shot at catching McCoy and Wilson even if competition increases in our last couple of games.

        For TDs He’s at 9th with 38 through the air behind Mitchell (69), Johnson (57), Wilson (54), McCoy (49), Alex Smith (47), Larry Egger (39), Mike Fouts (39), and Don Van Galder (39). He should easily move into the top 6. In order to catch Smith he’s got to average 2/game, McCoy is 2.1/game, Wilson is 3.2/game, Johnson is 3.8/game, and Mitchell would be a crazy 6.2/game. In 2019 he’s averaging 1.1 TDs/game.

        He should move into the top 5 in attempts with an outside shot to catch McCoy for 4th if he averages at least 31 attempts/game for the next 5. He’s currently 5th in completions and should catch McCoy for 4th on that list as well. He might catch Wilson for 3rd if he averages 31 completions a game, a tall order as he’s averaging 28.2/38.2 this year.

        Huntley’s first all time for completion percentage for QBs with at least 100 attempts at 66.5. Alex Smith (66.3), Brian Johnson (66.2), McCoy (63.7), and Terrence Cain (63.7) round out the top 5. He’s tied with Alex Smith for 3rd for QBs in rushing TDs at 15 behind Travis Wilson (21) and Mark Stevens (23). HE’s also 2nd in rushing yards for a QB (1091) only behind the baby giraffe himself, Travis Wilson (1226). He would need only 27 yards/game to catch Wilson.

        Maybe the most impressive stat considering all the others is that he only has 17 interceptions in his career makes him tied for 23rd all time. The only other QBs in top ten attempts with less interceptions is Jordan Wynn (8th in attempts, also 17 ints) and Alex Smith (10th in attempts only 8! Ints). Smith (5th) and Wynn (10th) are also the only other QBs in the top ten of TDs thrown with less interceptions.

        The highest active player in receiving yards records is Covey at 35th with 1233 yards (1st Bryan Rowley at 3143). And receiving TDs again is Covey tied for 59th with 5 (1st: Rowley at 25). For reference Carrington had 6 in his one year here, Singleton had 8, Simpkins has 4. The last real receiving threat we had besides the one year rental of Carrington was Dres Anderson who stands at 5th and 7th in yards and TDs (2077, 17). All of this just shows that what Huntley has done has been all the more impressive. Our offense has often flowed around a talented RB and with next to abysmal WR play it’s hard to fault Huntley for not being top three in more categories.

        From a statistical standpoint, Huntley should be considered top 5 Utah QBs ever. Statistically it’s nearly impossible for him to catch Mitchell and Johnson. Depending on what you value numbers-wise and what he does or Doesn’t do in the next two months, you might put Alex Smith, Mike McCoy, and Travis Wilson ahead of him too.

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          PlainsUte
          Ute Fan
          @plainsute

          Abysmal WR play????   Really?  Just because there is not a single go-to receiver?  When the Utes had Carrington that was great, but it seems like the other WR just didn’t get that many throws coming their way and when they did they’d often drop passes.   Ludwig and Huntley are spreading the ball around, WRs, TEs, RBs, and its a good thing, no, GREAT thing and it seems they’re doing better catching and holding on to the ball — don’t get the completion rate that high without guy bringing down catches.  GO UTES!!

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