FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Devontae Booker ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 21 Utah had two scores on special teams and one on defense in a 45-24 victory over Fresno on Saturday night.
Utah defensive tackle Stevie Tu'ikolovatu recovered a fumble by Fresno State quarterback Chason Virgil on a sack and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to put the Utes (3-0) up 10-3 late in the first quarter.
Booker's 30-yard touchdown run made it 17-3 lead late in the second quarter and he added a 7-yard scoring run for a 21-point lead midway through the third.
After Fresno State (1-2) pulled to 24-10 on Zack Greenlee's 5-yard pass to Blandin early in the fourth, Cory Butler-Bird returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. After the Bulldogs' next possession, Utah's Britain Covey scored on a 77-yard punt return to make it 38-10 with about 9 minutes remaining.