The Utah Utes needed three separate comebacks to make it happen, but they continued a string of bowl excellence with a 30-27 win over Georgia Tech in the 2011 Sun Bowl.
John White ran in Utah's game-winner in overtime from eight yards out, and ran for 115 yards on the day. Jon Hays helped Utah come back from 7-3, 24-10, and 27-24 deficits with his 193 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Utah's resilience helped down a Yellow Jackets that was doomed by its special teams, especially its kickers. The Georgia Tech option attack rolled up 318 rushing yards, with Preston Lyons running for 139 of them, but Justin Moore missed two field goals early and Davis Scully missed a potential game-winner from 48 yards out as time expired in the fourth quarter.
The win runs Utah coach Kyle Whittingham's bowl record to 7-1.