SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Terrance Cain passed for 248 yards and hit Jereme Brooks for a go-ahead 51-yard score early in the fourth quarter, and No. 17 Utah finally shook free of San Jose State late in its 16th straight victory, 24-14 Saturday night.
Matt Asiata rushed for 94 yards and an early score for the Utes (2-0), who persevered through 45 frustrating minutes before three late scoring drives kept alive the longest winning streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Utah racked up 499 total yards, but repeatedly failed to finish until the final minutes.
Jordan LaSecla passed for 269 yards while playing the final three quarters for the Spartans (0-2), who put a scare into an elite opponent one week after a 56-3 thrashing at USC.