No. 13 Utah Leans On Defense For 34-23 Win Over Washington
SEATTLE (AP) - Gionni Paul returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown, set up another score with an interception and No. 13 Utah held off Washington 34-23 on Saturday night to remain in control of the Pac-12 South Division race.
Utah (8-1, 5-1, No. 12 CFP) leaned on big plays from its defense to overcome the Huskies (4-5, 2-4). After going two weeks without forcing a turnover, the Utes forced three in the first half and made that stand up against Washington's second-half rally.
Paul jumped on Dwayne Washington's fumble midway through Utah's 24-point second quarter and went untouched to give the Utes a 21-6 lead. Quarterback Travis Wilson ran 3 yards for a touchdown with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter after the Utes had gone scoreless in the second half.
Devontae Booker rushed for 150 yards to help Utah maintain a one-game lead on the chase group in the Pac-12 South.
November 8, 2015