Eugene, Oreg.—Utah started 1-0 in Pac-12 conference play for the first time after demolishing Oregon, 62-20 at Autzen Stadium.
After Oregon cut Utah’s lead 20-13 in the second quarter, the Utes scored 42 points before Oregon scored at last with second- and third-team players in late in the 4th quarter.
One of the plays of the game—and of the year—was a 25-yard Travis Wilson-Devontae Booker double pass to Britain Covey in the end zone just minutes into the second half.
Offense, defense, and special teams alike cranked on all cylinders from the start. Utah took the lead first and extended it with a pair of Andy Phillips field goals from 28 and 44 yards, respectively. Oregon responded with a quick drive to tie the game at 6 on a Royce Freeman touchdown completion. The Ducks failed to convert a two-point conversion.
Britain Covey scored the first of two touchdowns on a wide open wheel route pass from Travis Wilson. Wilson finished going 18-for-30 with 227 yards passing, 4 touchdowns, and no interceptions. He added 100 yards rushing including a touchdown and a 60-yard run in the second half.
Wilson found Kenneth Scott on a slant route in the back of the end zone with 6:15 left in the first half. Oregon responded when backup quarterback Jeff Lockie led a quick drive down to cut the Utes’ lead to 20-13. Utah answered the call again as Wilson led the team down for a drive culminating in a Caleb Repp fade route touchdown reception in the corner of the end zone.
Special teams got involved in the scoring again when Britain Covey brilliantly faked a punt reception in the middle of the field when Ian Wheeler’s punt actually went wide left to Boobie Hobbs. The punt coverage followed Covey’s bluff as Hobbs returned the kick 69 yards to the end zone.
The 62 points scored were the most allowed in Oregon’s home history and the most points allowed since 1985. Utah finished with 530 offensive yards while the Ducks finished with 400. Utah forced 3 Duck turnovers while Utah did not lose the ball.
Utah advances to 4-0 (1-0 Pac-12) and will have a bye week before hosting the California Bears on October 10th at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
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