WSU Comes From Behind To Beat Utah 28-27

WSU logoIn a game that had WSU down 21-0 in the first 5 minuets, it was a huge surprise to all that WSU came from behind to beat Utah 28-27 on a stormy night in Salt Lake City. From their opening drive, Washington State was out of sync with Connor Halliday throwing an interception on the Cougs 5-yard line that was return by Utah for a quick TD with just seconds off the clock. Moments later,  Utah’s Kaelin Clay returns a WSU punt 58 yards for another TD making it 14-0 on its second possession of the game. Utah was not done scoring yet and ran back a 76 yd WSU kick for its final TD of the first quarter leaving WSU fans shocked and fear the save result as the earlier Nevada game.

In the second quarter, WSU finally started to get on track with Halliday throwing a 35 yd TD pass to WR Dom Williams. Utah later kicked a feild goal making it 24-7 at the half. In the 3rd quarter WSU finally started to get it s rhythm with the run with RB Wicks ripping off a first down to set up the Halliday 11 yd pass  to Vince Mayle for the Cougs second TD making it 24-14.

With renewed optimism and some soft Linebacker play, WicksWSU started to move the ball on the ground. WSU’s Wicks was a beast racking up 50 yds on 7 carries and  another 11 yds with 3 receptions. With Utah and WSU now trading blows, Utah kicked another field goal with 14:13 left in the 4th quarter to make it 27-14.  On the following possession, WSU took the ball on a 12 play, 75 yard drive with Halliday tossing Dom Williams a 20 yd TD pass, followed by an extra kick to make it 27-21 with Utah still on top.

WSU finally took the lead, with 4:48 left in the game. Halliday threw nice pass to a wide open Mayle  would knocked down Utah Defender for an 81 yd TD to put the game away 28-27 as time ran out for Utah.


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