Utah hangs on to keep lead in Pac-12 South
Quarterback Jason Shelley scored from 2 yards out to give Utah the lead for good midway through the fourth quarter and the Utes went on to win 32-25 on Saturday.
The win kept the Utes on the top of the Pac-12 South Division. Utah is 5-3 in the conference, a halfgame ahead of Arizona State, Southern Cal and Arizona. Southern Cal played California late Saturday night.
The fourth-quarter touchdown was Shelley’s second of the game. He scored from 2 yards out in the first quarter and a 10-0 lead.
Utah took a 19-7 lead into halftime as Matt Gay hit three second-quarter field goals. Gay had five in the game.
But the Ducks rallied in the second half as Justin Herbert threw a pair of tochdown passes. The second one gave the Ducks a 25-22 lead with 8:15 left in the game.
Arizona State 31, UCLA 28: Manny Wilkins, in his final home game, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Arizona State kept its Pac-12 South title hopes very much alive with a 31-28 victory at home over UCLA.
Eno Benjamin carried it a career-high 34 times for 182 yards and a score for the Sun Devils, who won their third straight and became bowl eligible under first-year coach Herm Edwards.