ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Utah Utes handed Michigan their first non-conference home loss since 2008 Saturday in a game that featured a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown by Utah’s Kaelin Clay.
The Utes won the game 26-10 in front of a crowd far smaller than is usual for the venue, as the stadium was temporarily evacuated due to lightning concerns.
The game experienced a weather delay with just under 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter, and that delay continued for 2 hours and 24 minutes. SBNationCFB tweeted a picture, which is embedded below.
Andy Phillips hit four field goals, a career high, to help lift Utah over Michigan.
The Utes beat Michigan in turnovers 4-1, according to a press release from the U of U, and Travis Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes and scored one touchdown, a 28-yard pass to Dres Anderson, during the win.
Clay’s return during the second quarter was his second return for a touchdown this season, and Clay was good for 129 total all-purpose yards—83 in punt returns, 33 in kickoff returns and 13 receiving yards.
According to the press release from the U of U: “The Utes host Washington State next Saturday in their Pac-12 Conference opener. Kickoff from Rice-Eccles Stadium is set for 6 p.m. MT.”