Utah quarterback Travis Wilson teamed up with receiver Dres Anderson to lead the Utes to a well-earned road win in the 95th edition of The Holy War. The Utes jumped out to a 13-0 lead at halftime, and BYU responded with a pair of field goals in the third quarter to pull within a touchdown of Utah.
The Cougars' third quarter field goal drive that cut the lead to 13-6 sucked all of the air out of LaVell Edwards Stadium and produced one the more unsettling images of Saturday's games when BYU running back Jamaal Williams sustained an apparent neck injury on a successful fourth down conversion.
BYU had several chances to get back in the game and tie things up late, but the Cougars failed to convert on a pair of fourth down opportunities in Utah territory. A 55-yard punt return by JD Falslev put BYU inside the Utah 15-yard-line with under 10 minutes to go, but the Cougars turned it over on downs and had another drive stall out on a Taysom Hill interception. BYU also failed to convert a relatively hopeless Hail Mary attempt in the game's final five seconds.
Box Score Hero:
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson completed 24 passes for 273 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Neither BYU nor Utah was ranked entering this weekend's action and, given that neither school was among the 'others receiving votes' in last week's polls, that's not likely to change.
But Did They Cover?
BYU was favored by a touchdown entering the game, so Utah pulled an upset by both covering the spread and winning outright.
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Next Week's Schedule:
Utah: 10/3 vs. UCLA
BYU: 9/27 vs. Middle Tennessee State