BYU entered halftime down 13-0 after Utah rushed 74 yards to get a one-yard touchdown pass with 1:22 left in the half.
Wide receiver Cody Hoffman completed a 32-yard pass from Taysom Hill for a first down with 6:40 left in the quarter. The reception marked the 34th-straight game Hoffman has had at least one reception. He also led the team with 61 yards in the first half.
Wide receiver JD Falslev completed an 11-yard pass and a 20-yard pass from Taysom Hill to finish the half with 31 yards.
With eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Utah made another field goal to put them up 6-0.
BYU missed a 34-yard field goal attempt with 5:39 left to cut the deficit in half, making it Justin Sorensen's first missed field goal attempt of the season.
Utah scored the first touchdown of the game with 1:17 left in the second quarter.