Tyler Huntley threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns — three of them to Darren Carrington — and Utah sprinted past San Jose State 54-16 Saturday night to keep the Utes unbeaten.
“Tyler and Darren obviously have some chemistry right now. He feels very confident throwing the ball and Darren as I have been saying has a huge catch radius,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.
Huntley became the first Utah QB since Brian Johnson, who led the 2008 Sugar Bowl champion squad, to have 300-yard passing games on back-to-back outings. Carrington caught nine passes for 153 yards as the Utes (3-0) rolled up 501 yards on a cool, clear night.
“I told him right when I got here, I’d be there for him,” said Carrington, who transferred from Oregon. “I think our connection is just getting better and better as we go on.”
The Spartans (1-3) used four quarterbacks and the third signal caller – Josh Love — was the charm. The sophomore passed for 183 yards and had several long connections with Bailey Gaither, who had a career-high 125 yards on eight receptions.
“He hit some big throws. It was good to see Josh stand in there and spread the ball around. … He made a statement tonight,” SJSU coach Brent Brennan said.
But the Utes forced five turnovers, tallied five sacks and held the Spartans to 30 rushing yards on 37 carries.