Utah 31, Alabama 17
Preview - Box Score - Recap

  Sugar Bowl 1 2 3 4 Total
(7) Utah 21 0 7 3 31 Final 
(4) Alabama 0 10 7 0 17  
  Box Score Play by Play Drive Log
 Scoring Summary Utes - Crimson Tide 
  1st Quarter
 Utes TD Brian Johnson passed to Brent Casteel to the left for 7 yard gain (Louie Sakoda made PAT) 7 - 0 
 
 Utes TD Matt Asiata rushed up the middle for 2 yard gain (Louie Sakoda made PAT) 14 - 0 
 
 Utes TD Brian Johnson passed to Bradon Godfrey to the left for 18 yard gain (Louie Sakoda made PAT) 21 - 0 
 
  2nd Quarter
 Crimson Tide FG Leigh Tiffin kicked a 52-yard field goal 21 - 3 
 
 Crimson Tide TD Louie Sakoda punt. Javier Arenas returned punt for 73 yards (Leigh Tiffin made PAT) 21 - 10 
 
  3rd Quarter
 Crimson Tide TD John Parker Wilson passed to Glen Coffee to the right for 4 yard gain (Leigh Tiffin made PAT) 21 - 17 
 
 Utes TD Brian Johnson passed to David Reed to the left for 28 yard gain (Louie Sakoda made PAT) 28 - 17 
 
  4th Quarter
 Utes FG Louie Sakoda kicked a 29-yard field goal 31 - 17 
 
 Team Statistics
  Utes Crimson Tide 
  First Downs 22 15 
    Passing 17
    Rushing 3
    Penalty 2
  Third Down Efficiency 6-14 4-13 
  Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-0 
  TOTAL NET YARDS 349 208 
    Total Plays 65 63 
    Average Gain Per Play 5.4 3.3 
  NET YARDS RUSHING 13 31 
    Rushes 24 33 
    Average Per Rush 0.5 0.9 
  NET YARDS PASSING 336 177 
    Completions-Attempts 27-41 18-30 
    Yards Per Pass Play 8.2 5.9 
    Times Sacked 2
    Yards Lost to Sacks 10 53 
    Had Intercepted 0
  PUNTS 6 4 
    Average Punt 45.2 41.5 
  PENALTIES 10 7 
    Penalty Yards 91 67 
  FUMBLES 3 1 
    Fumbles Lost 1
 Passing                  
 Utah Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int 
 B. Johnson 27 41 336 65.9 8.2 2 10 3
 Alabama Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int 
 J. Wilson 18 30 177 60.0 5.9 8 53 1
 Rushing            
 Utah Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 M. Asiata 13 29 2.2 10 1
 D. Mack 4 8 2.0 7 0
 B. Johnson 4 -15 -3.8 9 0
 Alabama Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 G. Coffee 13 36 2.8 11 0
 M. Ingram 8 26 3.3 13 0
 J. Wilson 12 -31 -2.6 10 0
 Receiving            
 Utah Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 F. Brown 12 125 10.4 33 0
 B. Godfrey 6 75 12.5 22 1
 D. Reed 2 58 29.0 30 1
 J. Brooks 4 45 11.3 19 0
 B. Casteel 1 17 17.0 7 1
 D. Mack 1 14 14.0 14 0
 C. Sampson 1 2 2.0 2 0
 Alabama Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL 
 J. Jones 7 77 11.0 30 0
 G. Coffee 4 40 10.0 13 1
 N. Walker 3 25 8.3 12 0
 N. Stover 1 15 15.0 15 0
 M. Ingram 1 8 8.0 8 0
 B. Smelley 1 7 7.0 7 0
 E. Alexander 1 5 5.0 5 0
 Kicking              
 Utah XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts 
 L. Sakoda 4 4 1 1 28 100.0
 Alabama XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts 
 L. Tiffin 2 2 1 3 52 33.3
 Punting            
 Utah Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB 
 L. Sakoda 6 45.2 61 0 3
 Alabama Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB 
 P. Fitzgerald 4 41.5 51 0 1
 Kick/Punt Returns
 Utah PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD 
 D. Reed 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 47 23.5 27
 B. Casteel 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 46 23.0 25
 R. Rice 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
 Alabama PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD 
 J. Arenas 1 73 73.0 73 1 5 134 26.8 36
 B. Huber 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 15 15.0 15

Updated on Monday, Jan 26, 2009 3:19 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Utah
B. Johnson B. Johnson, QB
27-41, 336 yds
3 TDs
 Alabama
G. Coffee G. Coffee, RB
13 Rush, 36 yds
4 Rec, 40 yds, 1 TD