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The 1st quarter left a lot to be desired, as Utah kept shooting themselves in the foot with terrible penalties, and had a missed field goal by Andy Phillips. The Utes trailed the Huskies after the 1st by a score of 3-0. Then after back-to-back weeks of no turnovers, the Utah defense turned things up and started to get takeaways in droves. They forced two fumbles and one interception in the 1st half, which helped the Utes get rolling in that 2nd quarter with 24 points. The headlining play was near the end of the half, when
Utah then went cold to open the 2nd half, where they saw Washington
Fortunately for the Utes, they've played great in 4th quarters this year, and that continued tonight, as they got the run game finally rolling, with both Devontae Booker and Travis Wilson
When it seemed that Utah's offense would forever let the team down, they put together a beautiful nine play, 60 yard drive, all on the ground, to give themselves an eight point lead. The drive was capped by a Travis Wilson two yard touchdown run.
How good was the Utah Defense in the 4th Q? UW 0-2 on 3rd Down UW 9yds rushing UW 49yds passing UW 3pts #Utes— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) November 8, 2015
The Utes really put the game on ice when Kylie Fitts got a sack-fumble on Jake Browning, that Utah recovered and eventually kicked a field goal to give themselves an 11 point lead. Utah won the turnover battle four to three, and scored 24 points off of those turnovers.
Utah quarterback, Travis Wilson, did not have a good night through the air, as he only had 155 yards on 12-of-25 passing, with one interception. However, his 10 carries for 42 yards helped a ton, especially in the 4th quarter. Fortunately for Wilson, and the rest of the Utah offense, they won't face a defense near as difficult as Washington the last three games of the season.
Devontae Booker had a good night, as he rushed for 150 yards on 34 carries and one touchdown. Booker went over 1000 yards on the season in the win, and moved up the all-time Utah rushing list.
Devontae Booker now ranks 4th on the All Time Utah Rushing list with 2628yds. Passed John White, Juan Johnson and Del Rogers tonight. #Utes— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) November 8, 2015
The one main downer during this game, was during the last play of the game, Utah Quarterback/Saftey Chase Hansen went down with what looked like a broken leg/ankle. Hansen had a monster game himself, with 11 tackles, one forced fumble and a pass breakup.