An interception was the only real blemish on a day when the Utes racked up 526 yards of total offense and 26 first downs.
The Utes picked off two passes but allowed CSU to convert on third down eight times — and once on fourth down.
Louie Sakoda missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt. He did, however, average 48.7 yards punting on three kicks.
Utah did what had to be done in order to secure a much-needed victory over CSU and become bowl-eligible.