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September 24, 2006
Utes annihilate Aztecs
Eric Weddle returned two interceptions for touchdowns and scored another on offense to lead Utah to a 38-7 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night.SAN DIEGO (AP) --
Weddle's first two scores came 32 seconds apart in the second quarter as Utah (3-1, 1-0 Mountain West Conference) took a 21-7 halftime lead.
Darryl Poston added a pair of touchdowns and Louie Sakoda had a 23-yard field goal.
Weddle, last season's MWC Defensive Player of the Year, scored his first touchdown on offense on a 2-yard run at the 11:44 mark of the second quarter for a 14-7 lead.
On San Diego State's first play after the kickoff, Weddle intercepted Darren Mougey's pass and returned it 30 yards for another score.
Weddle intercepted Mougey again midway through the fourth quarter and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown and a 38-7 lead.
San Diego State (0-3, 0-1 MWC) lost its first three games for the second straight year and for the fifth time in nine seasons. The Aztecs' only score came on Mougey's 18-yard pass to Brett Swain that tied the game at 7 in the first quarter.
Poston's TDs came on a 1-yard run and an 18-yard pass from Brett Ratliff, the last one late in the third quarter to put Utah ahead 28-7.
Mougey, who was 9-for-19 with 83 yards passing, was intercepted four times.