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Oregon unable to stop Utah in the first half and trails 27-13

Utah's Travis Wilson has hit three touchdown passes as the Utah Utes completely dominated a confused Oregon defense and an ineffective Ducks offense was stagnant until Jeff Lockies offered some temporary relief.

Utah's Travis Wilson has hit three touchdown passes as the Utah Utes completely dominated a confused Oregon defense and an ineffective Ducks offense was stagnant until Jeff Lockies offered some temporary relief.

Wilson hit Kenneth Scott, Britney Covey and Caleb Repp on touchdown strikes among the 137 yards of passing. Meanwhile, Devontae Booker provided the muscle running to keep drives moving as the Utes racked up 294 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, Oregon was as ineffective on offense as they were on defense. The Ducks managed to score on an 11-yard screen pass when starting quarterback Vernon Adams found Royce Freeman on a screen pass. That score was set up on a 70-yard kickoff return by Byron Marshall. Adams was eventually pulled as the Duck offense was going nowhere. Back up Jeff Lockie came in like a man possessed and hit four passes for 50 yards including a six-yard TD to Bralon Addison which cut Utah’s lead to 20-13.

However, after Oregon came within 7, Wilson took off on a 60-yard run to set up Utah’s final TD of the half.

Wilson is the leading rusher for both teams with 98 yards on five carries.

Utah will receive the kickoff when the second half begins.


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