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Booker leads Utes to win over Oregon State in overtime

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Posted at 12:21 AM, Oct 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-17 02:21:02-04

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Devontae Booker carried the Utes to a double overtime win against Oregon State Thursday night.

The junior running back rushed for 229 yards on 32 carries and scored all three Utah touchdowns, including the game-winner, in the Utes 29-23 win.

Oregon State took a 13-9 lead in the fourth quarter on a 72-yard touchdown pass from Sean Mannion to Jordan Villamin. But the Utes answered with a 94-yard drive to retake the lead.

Booker made the big play in that drive with a 53 yard run, and he capped the drive with a touchdown run on fourth and goal from the one yard line to put the Utes up 16-13.

The Beavers made a 49-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force overtime.

Booker gave the Utes the lead in the first overtime with a 15 yard touchdown run, but the Beavers answered with another touchdown pass from Mannion to Villamin to force a second overtime. Oregon State missed a field goal attempt in double overtime, setting up Booker’s winning run.

The Utes are now 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.