Corvallis, OR (SportsNetwork.com) – Devontae Booker ran for a career-high 229
yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 19-yard score in the
second overtime to lift No. 20 Utah to a 29-23 win over Oregon State.
The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime, but Trevor Romaine missed
wide-right on a 37-yard field goal in the second OT session before Booker
darted through the right side of the line to help the Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12)
Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson split time at quarterback. Wilson was 5-
of-10 for 45 yards, while Thompson finished 4-of-8 for 17 yards for Utah,
which won its second straight game following its 28-27 loss to Washington
Sean Mannion completed 21-of-37 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns and
an interception and Jordan Villamin had three receptions for 83 yards and two
scores for the Beavers (4-2, 1-2), who have dropped two of their last three
Utah led 9-6 early in the fourth before Mannion lofted a perfect pass to
Villamin in stride along the left sideline to beat double coverage for
a 72-yard score and a 13-9 Beavers advantage.
The Utes were 0-for-10 on third down prior to Booker breaking off a 53-yard
run through the middle of the Oregon State defense on a 3rd-and-2, setting up
a 1st-and-goal from the 6.
Booker plunged in from a yard out on 4th-and-goal to give Utah a 16-13 edge
with 4:06 to play.
Terron Ward picked up nine yards out of the backfield on a 3rd-and-7 and
Hunter Jarmon hauled in a deflected pass for a gain of 20 to put Oregon State
into field-goal range on its next possession.
Viliseni Fauonuku sacked Mannion for a loss of six on a 3rd-and-5 to push the
ensuing game-tying attempt to a 49-yard try, but Romaine split the uprights
anyway to send the game into overtime.
Booker broke off a 15-yard TD run off right tackle on Utah’s first overtime
possession, but Villamin hauled in a jump ball in the back-left corner of the
end zone on a 3rd-and-goal from the 2 to force the game into a second extra
Earlier, Andy Phillips made a 38-yard field goal early in the first and added
a 43-yarder later in the frame to stake Utah to a 6-0 advantage.
Romaine kicked field goals of 37 and 45 yards in the second, with the latter
coming on the final play of the half to tie the game at 6-6.
Phillips split the uprights from 46 yards out early in the third to give Utah
its 9-6 lead.
Utah finished 3-of-14 on third down, while Oregon State was 4-of-17 … The
Beavers outgained the Utes 391-315 … Utah averaged 5.5 yards per carry …
Ward carried the ball 23 times for 70 yards.