LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Pete Carroll thought he had Southern California heading in the right direction at the end of his first season as coach.
Instead, the Trojans got knocked flat in the Las Vegas Bowl by Utah, which stayed on the successful run it started when Ron McBride arrived in Salt Lake City 12 years ago.
Adam Tate rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown, and Utah's defense limited USC to 1 yard rushing as the Utes won in Las Vegas for the second time in three years, beating the Trojans 10-6 Tuesday.
The Utes (8-4) outgained USC 358-151 and won with their defense, which embarrassed the Trojans (6-6) and snapped their four-game winning streak. USC came to Las Vegas expecting a big win against a third-place team from a midtier conference -- but went home wondering what went wrong.
Blue 28, Gray 10
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Forget the quarterbacks.
It was the defensive players who dictated play in the Blue's 28-10 victory at the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic on Tuesday.
Northwestern linebacker Kevin Bentley set up a touchdown with a first-quarter interception for the Blue and had 16 tackles. Algie Atkinson of Kansas returned a late fumble 11 yards for a score.
For the Gray, the star was Mississippi State defensive back Shawn Byrdsong, who batted down seven passes and had an interception.
On the other side of the ball, the short practice schedule clearly wasn't enough for the offenses to click.
"Offense takes a little time to get used to," said Gray running back Tyree Foreman of Virginia. "You've got to come together and have a little continuity.
"A week's not enough time to get that. Some teams work all year and don't get that."
The Gray squad turned the ball over five times.
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