Utah scores 2 overtime touchdowns in win over Stanford

Posted at 7:30 PM, Nov 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-16 00:40:12-05

STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Utah Utes won in dramatic fashion Saturday night, scoring two touchdowns in the span of two overtime periods to take home a 20-17 win against Stanford.

Scoring was initially limited to the first half. Stanford took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on  pass from Hogan to Ward, and Utah tied it up in the second quarter when Travis Wilson found the end zone on a short, 2-yard run. After four quarters the Utes and Cardinal headed into overtime tied 7-7.

Both teams managed to connect for 7 in the first overtime period, with Utah’s touchdown coming on a 25-yard pass from Travis Wilson to Kaelin Clay, who last week dropped the ball on a play that figured prominently in Utah's loss to Oregon.

Stanford began with the ball as the second overtime period began. Utah’s defense held strong and forced Stanford into a long field goal attempt from 51 yards out, which they completed to take the lead 17-14. The field goal was a career-high kick for Stanford kicker J. Williamson.

Utah’s offense came back out one last time for a double-overtime drive that culminated in a touchdown pass from Travis Wilson to Kenneth Scott.

Utah totaled for 247 yards on offense as Travis Wilson was 21-28 for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Stanford finished with 294 total yards as Hogan went 17-27 for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Nate Orchard had 3.5 sacks for 28 yards.

The Utes improve to 7-3 (4-3 in conference) while Stanford falls to 5-5. Utah plays next on November 22, when they will take on Arizona at home in Salt Lake City.

FOX 13 Sports' Jeff Rhineer spoke with players and coach Kyle Whittingham about the win, see the video above for their comments.