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Wilson accounts for 4 TDs as BYU beats Hawaii 49-23

Oct. 14, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Freshman Zach Wilson threw for three touchdowns and was one of four BYU players to run for a score to help the Cougars beat Hawaii 49-23 on Saturday night. Wilson, the youngest starting (19 years, 2 months) in program history, was 16-of-24 passing with one interception and his 23-yard...

Southern Utah wins first game, beats Sacramento State 48-27

Oct. 13, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jay Green Jr. ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns, and Southern Utah won its first game of the season with a 48-27 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night. The Hornets (2-4, 0-3 Big Sky Conference) continued to have trouble stopping the run, allowing five touchdowns and 259...

Weber State shutdowns down Eastern Washington 14-6

Oct. 13, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Josh Davis scored on a 75-yard punt return less than two minutes into the game and the Weber State defense dominated high-scoring Eastern Washington, including two fourth-quarter interceptions, as the Wildcats earned a 14-6 win on Saturday night. Jake Constantine connected with Rashid...

Love delivers for Utah State in 59-28 win over UNLV

Oct. 13, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love passed for 322 yards and five touchdowns, including four in a dominant first half, and Utah State rolled to a 59-28 victory over UNLV in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday. After Lexington Thomas' 1-yard TD plunged staked UNLV to an early 7-0 lead, Love took over. He...

Huntley passes, runs, catches for TDs, Utah rolls Arizona

Oct. 13, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley is flashing his familiar gap-toothed smile a lot more often these days. "Man, that was pretty tight," Huntley said with a wide grin after he threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and caught a 58-yard TD pass, leading Utah past Arizona 42-10 on Friday night. In an...

Utah's run defense stifling opponents on the ground

Oct. 11, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Disrupting the run game has become Utah's defensive trademark once again. After leading the Pac 12 in rushing defense in 2015 and 2016, the Utes slipped to third place a year ago. Only one league opponent, Washington State, failed to generate at least 100 yards on the ground against...

Jazz pushing to join NBA elite with familiar faces in place

Oct. 10, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bringing back a roster virtually unchanged from the end of last season isn't intended to be a sign that the Utah Jazz have embraced the status quo. The Jazz want to send a much different message. This is a team eager to prove last season's strong finish was simply a snapshot of a...

Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process 'awful'

Oct. 10, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is "awful," a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate. Romney, who would have voted for...

Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

Oct. 9, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized...

4 states to decide on marijuana ballot initiatives this fall

Oct. 9, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana ballot questions this fall . Here's a look at them: ___ MICHIGAN The proposal would amend state law to make...