Devaughn Vele made a major move last week, one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise discouraging loss to Oregon. Coach Kyle Whittingham felt it was a breakout game for the Utah wide receiver.

He seems to be building on that. On Utah’s first offensive possession of its Week 10 matchup with Arizona State on Saturday, Vele capped an eight-play, 72-yard with his first receiving touchdown of the season. Vele got in behind the ASU defense in the back of the endzone and quarterback Bryson Barnes fired an 11-yard strike for the score.

Then on Utah’s next possession, Barnes went right back to Vele on a third-and-3 for his second touchdown of the day.

Vele caught seven of his 10 targets a week ago for 80 yards. He was also credited with a 6-yard pass. Earlier this week, Whittingham was quite complimentary of the performance.

“I thought Devaughn Vele had his best game of the season. Really could have had three or four more big catches had we been a little more patient and waited for him to come open,” Whittingham said. “It was really good to see Devaughn play really well and have a breakout game of sorts for this season.”

The Utes jumped out to a 14-0 early lead over Arizona State as the program looks to bounce back from last week’s embarrassment against Oregon.