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Utes fall in double overtime to Wildcats

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Posted at 12:09 AM, Nov 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-15 09:34:50-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tenth-ranked Utah’s quest to take the Pac-12 South title hit a road bump on Saturday after getting upset in Tucson by Arizona.

Tied at 27 after four quarters with the Wildcats, the two teams traded field goals before backup quarterback, Jerrard Randall completed his one and only pass of the game in double overtime. Nate Randall caught the ball in a back peddle from 25 yards out, and Travis Wilson and the Utes were unable to respond with a touchdown of their own, falling 37-30.

It broke a three-game losing skid for Arizona. The loss also bumps the Utes back into a tie for first in the Pac-12 South with USC, though the Trojans hold the tie breaker after beating the Utes back in October.

Arizona starter, Anu Solomon passed for 277 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game after a helmet to helmet hit with just over nine minutes left in regulation.

The Wildcats led 20-17 at the half, though Utah responded in the third for their only lead of the game after Wilson connected 59 yards with Harrison Handley.  Devontae Booker added a touchdown and 145 yards on the ground for the Utes (8-2, 5-2).