Game-by-Game Review
GAME 1211.22.08 Provo, Utah (CBS/The mtn.)

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No. 19 BYU
No. 21 Utah

Game 12 at Utah

BYU senior quarterback Max Hall hit senior tight end Andrew George up the middle in overtime as BYU defeated rival Utah, 26-23, in front of 64,301 fans on senior night at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Wearing throwback jerseys in honor of the 1984 Cougar squad that won the national championship 25 years ago, 19 seniors walked away with the stadium’s 200th win. Down 20-6, Utah scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter before kicking a field goal in the Utes’ first possession in OT. After a five-yard run by Hall was nullified due to an illegal motion penalty, the senior quarterback slipped a pass right between two diving Utes. George hauled in the pass, turning to find himself with nothing but open field 25 yards for the game-winning score. Hall, a senior, threw two touchdown passes and zero interceptions, going 12-for-32 for 134 yards. After three field goals to open the game, two by Utah and one by BYU, punt returner O’Neill Chambers lit a fire on the Cougar side with a 43-yard punt return. Two plays later, junior running back Harvey Unga rammed through a 2-yard touchdown. Unga rushed for 117 yards, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark on the year and becoming the first Cougar to ever do so for three straight seasons. Andrew Rich returned a pick, his team-leading fourth on the season, 52 yards all the way down to the Utah 23. On the second play of the Cougar drive, senior tight end Dennis Pitta caught his 216th career reception, passing former wide receiver Austin Collie as BYU’s all-time leader in career receptions. Mitch Payne capped the drive off with a score, sending a 37-yard kick through the uprights for the 13-6 lead.

TEAM STATS uu byu
First Downs 17 14
Rushing Yards (Net)  30-97 36-131
Passing Yards (Net)     201 134
Passes Att-Comp-Int 45-22-1  32-12-0
Total Offense Play-Yards   75-298   68-265
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 5-67     5-63
Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-78     3-49
Interception Returns-Yards 0-0      1-52
Punts (Number-Avg) 7-41.6   9-41.9
Fumbles-Lost 0-0     1-0
Penalties-Yards 12-113     7-60
Possession Time 31:00    29:00
Third-Down Conversions 4 of 18  6 of 18
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-3     4-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards 4-40     2-19

SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM QTR. TIME PLAY PL-YRDS TOP
UU 1st 11:16 Phillips 39 yd FG 6-33 2:14
UU 1st 6:13 Phillips 21 yd FG 8-54 4:32
BYU 2nd 14:47 Payne 28 yd FG 17-52 6:22
BYU 2nd 6:43 Unga 2 yd run (kick) 2-7 0:52
BYU 2nd 0:04 Payne 37 yd FG 6-3 0:35
BYU 3rd 10:11 Tonga 1 yd pass Hall (kick) 6-66 2:14
UU 4th 14:49 Phillips 31 yd FG 9-40 2:45
UU 4th 7:16 Wide 1 yd run (2 pt.) 8-37 3:27
UU 4th 0:29 Phillips 40 yd FG 7-44 2:22
UU OT 0:00 Phillips 29 yd FG
BYU OT 0:00 George 25 yd pass Hall

SCORING BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 ot Final RECORD
No. 19 BYU 0 13 7 0 6 26   (10-2, 6-2)
No. 21 Utah 6 0 0 14 3 23 (12-0, 8-0)

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: (BYU) Unga 23-116; Hall 11-19; Tonga 2-minus 4. (UU) Wide 21-114.

PASSING: (BYU) Hall 12-32-0-134. (UU) Wynn 21-41-1-198.

RECEIVING: (BYU) George 2-43; Pitta 2-31; Jacobson 2-20; Tonga 2-8; Di Luigi 2-7; Hafoka 1-13; Chambers 1-12. (UU) Key 10-85.

INTERCEPTIONS: (BYU) Rich 1-52 (UU) None

SACKS: (UA-A): (BYU) Jorgensen 1-0; Pendleton 1-0. (UU) Gaison 1-0; Misi 1-0; Sylvester 1-0; Cox 1-0.

TACKLES: (UA-A): (BYU) Bradley 8-3; Bauman 3-4; Logan 6-0; Rich 4-2; Clawson 3-2; Jorgensen 3-2; Johnson 2-3; Denney 1-4; Pendleton 2-2; Doman 1-3; Bills 1-1; Nelson 1-1; Ogletree 0-2; Marshall 1-0; Eason 1-0; Fuga 1-0; Thomas 1-0; Hunter 0-1; Tialavea 0-1; Morgan 0-11. (UU) Wright 4-7.

Attendance: 64,301

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