STANFORD, Calif. – Travis Wilson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Kenneth Scott in the second overtime, sending No. 25 Utah to a 20-17 win over Stanford on Saturday night.
Kaelin Clay caught a 25-yard TD pass on the first play of overtime before the Cardinal came back with the tying score. Jordan Williamson kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal – the same one Stanford passed up late in the fourth quarter – to start the second session, setting the stage for the Utes’ dramatic finish.
Wilson found Scott on an inside slant on third-and-1. Scott jumped up, lifted his arms in the air and was swarmed by teammates streaming into the end zone, spoiling Stanford’s Senior Day celebration.
Utah (7-3, 4-3 Pac-12) snapped a two-game losing streak and clinched its first winning season since 2011. The Cardinal (5-5, 3-4) dropped consecutive games for the first time since October 2009.
Stanford had been 10-0 following a loss under coach David Shaw, and suddenly the two-time defending Pac-12 champions have bigger concerns. The Cardinal need to win one of their final two games – at improved rival California and No. 14 UCLA – just to become bowl-eligible.
Stanford hasn’t missed a bowl game since Jim Harbaugh’s second year as coach in 2008.
Wilson threw for 177 yards and two touch-downs – both in overtime – as Utah improved to 2-1 in overtime this season. Stanford hadn’t played an overtime game since upending Oregon in 2012 on Williamson’s winning field goal.
Hogan threw for 104 yards and the two TDs but struggled to move Stanford’s offense most of the day.
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