The Utah Utes prevailed in overtime with a 20-17 win against the Stanford Cardinal to improve their record to 7-3 as the Cardinal fell to 5-5.
No. 23 Utah ensured their stay in the top 25 as they improved to 7-3 with a 20-17 road win against Stanford in overtime.
The game was low-scoring throughout as both teams entered overtime with just a touchdown apiece. The Utes and the Cardinal both traded touchdowns in the first overtime.
However, Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson was forced to kick a 51-yard field goal after the Cardinal offense was held, and Utes quarterback Travis Wilson subsequently threw the game-winning touchdown pass.
Wilson shined in overtime for the Utes, and he threw for 177 yards and two touchdown passes on 21-of-28 passing without turning the ball over while rushing for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Running back Devontae Booker was held to 58 yards on 17 carries by the Stanford defense, but he added another 41 receiving yards on nine catches.
For the Cardinal, quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-27 passing, and running back Christian McCaffrey led the team in rushing with 77 yards on eight carries.
Wide receiver Ty Montgomery was held to four catches for 41 yards, but his production led the Cardinal receivers.