Taylor Kelly ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the fourth quarter and No. 23 Arizona State came from behind to beat Utah 20-19 in Pac-12 play on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
Sun Devils All-America defensive tackle Will Sutton sealed the victory with an interception at the line of scrimmage with 1:01 left at the Utah 25.
Stifled by Utah’s aggressive defense for most of three quarters, Kelly helped keep the Sun Devils (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) in the driver’s seat for the Pac-12 South title.
Kelly finished 19 of 31 passing for 144 yards and Marion Grice rushed 20 times for 136 yards.
Travis Wilson was 6 of 21 for 121 yards for Utah (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) and threw interceptions that put an end to the Utes’ final two drives.
(16) UCLA 31, Arizona 26: Freshman linebacker Myles Jack played offense, too, rushing for 120 yards on six carries, including a 66-yard touchdown run, to help the Bruins beat the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz.
On defense, Jack had eight tackles and recovered Ka’Deem Carey’s fumble in the Bruins’ end zone.
Brett Hundley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as UCLA (7-2, 4-2) stayed a game behind first-place Arizona State in the Pac-12 South.
Carey rushed for 149 yards on 28 carries for the Wildcats (6-3, 3-3), running his school-record string of consecutive 100-yard rushing games to 12.
USC 62, California 28: Nelson Agholor had two of Southern California’s NCAA-record tying three punt returns for touchdowns and Javorius Allen scored three times to help the Trojans (7-3, 4-2) defeat the Golden Bears (1-9, 0-7) for the 10th straight time, in Berkeley, Calif.
Agholor started the scoring for USC with a 75-yard return and added a 93-yarder late in the second quarter to help USC win for the fourth time in five games under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
Josh Shaw also returned a blocked punt 14 yards for a score earlier in the second quarter for the Trojans, who tied the record last achieved by Oklahoma against UCLA in 2003 when Antonio Perkins returned three punts for scores.