By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Utah Utes kicked off the 2007 College Football season with a win. They defeated the Navy Midshipmen in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, California.
The Utes won the contest 35-32 in the first Bowl game of the season.
With the win, the Utes concluded their season with a 9-4 record. The Midshipmen fell to 8-5 with the loss.
Utes quarterback Brian Johnson went 20 of 25 for 226 yards. He also had one touchdown pass and one interception.
Darrell Mack had 22 carries for 76 yards and two touchdowns. Brian Hernandez had four receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Midshipmen quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada went 7 of 14 for 122 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception.
Eric Kettani led the backs with 12 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown. Zerbin Singleton had two receptions for 64 yards.
The Utes scored four touchdowns in the final two quarters. Jereme Brooks scored on a 23-yard rushing touchdown. Johnson hit Derrek Richards for a 40-yard touchdown reception.
Johnson also scored on a 19-yard rushing touchdown. Mack also added a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Midshipmen kicked off the scoring with Kettani scoring on a 43-yard rushing touchdown. Kaheaku-Enhada hit Shun White for a 10-yard touchdown reception. Kaheaku-Enhada also converted a two-point conversion.
Kaheaku-Enhada also hit Singleton for a 58-yard touchdown reception.
The Midshipmen led 10-7 at halftime. Kaheaku-Enhada scored a one-yard rushing touchdown. Joey Bullen also made a 39-yard field goal.
Mack scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown to kick off the scoring for the Utes.