Pac-12 roundup: Utah tops Michigan after long lightning delay

Travis Wilson
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson completed 14 of 20 for 172 yards, although he was shaken up after a scary play in the second quarter.
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Travis Wilson returned after a frightening fall in the first half to throw a third-quarter touchdown pass, and Utah finally finished off a 26-10 win over Michigan on Saturday after a lightning delay in the fourth quarter of 2 hours, 24 minutes.

The game was delayed with 7:51 remaining, and when it resumed, not much was left of the announced crowd of 103,890 in Ann Arbor. Michigan (2-2) was already down 26-10 at that point.

Wilson left the game in the second quarter after he tried to leap over a Michigan defender and landed on his head. The Utes (3-0) led 13-10 at halftime anyway, and Wilson found Dres Anderson for a 28-yard touchdown early in the third.

Michigan turned the ball over four times, bringing its total to 11 over the last three games. Devin Gardner completed 14 of 26 for 148 yards with two interceptions, and the Wolverines struggled to protect him from Utah’s aggressive pass rush.


at No. 2 Oregon 38, Washington State 31: Marcus Mariota threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns as No. 2 Oregon held off Washington State, 38-31, on Saturday night in a matchup of two of the top offenses in the nation.

Devon Allen and Keanon Lowe each had two touchdown receptions for Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12), which has won eight straight games against Washington State.

Connor Halliday threw for 436 yards and four touchdowns for Washington State (1-3, 0-1), which boasts the nation’s top passing attack. They came into the game as 24-point underdogs, but stayed close the entire way.

Washington State played stout defense in the first half, sacking Mariota five times and recording seven tackles for losses, while holding the Ducks to a total of 210 yards. The score was tied 21-all at halftime.


However, the Cougars’ offense stalled in the second half.

at Arizona 49: California 45: Anu Solomon hit Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary on the game’s final play and Arizona scored 36 points in the fourth quarter to pull off an improbable 49-45 win over California Saturday night.

Cal (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) threatened to turn Arizona’s whiteout into a blowout, deflating the Wildcats and their white-shirt-wearing fans with two quick scores and a 22-point halftime lead.

Arizona (4-0, 1-0) charged back behind Solomon, who threw for 520 yards and had four of his five touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats recovered an onside kick after Cal was called for a batting penalty and pulled within 2 after Solomon hit Cayleb Jones on a 15-yard scoring pass. Arizona got the ball back with less than a minute left and pulled off the miracle when Hill brought the ball down between five Cal defenders.

at Washington 45, Georgia State 14: The Huskies needed a second-half surge to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit.

Georgia State (1-3) outgained Washington (4-0) by a 231-73 margin and held possession for over 21 minutes in the first half in building a 14-0 lead. The Huskies finally woke up after the break and settled in on both sides of the ball to dominate the Panthers.

Cyler Miles completed 19 of 27 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Washington rally.


at Colorado 21, Hawaii 12: Junior Nelson Spruce caught a school record 13 passes for a career-best 172 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown in the Buffaloes’ victory.

The Buffaloes (2-2) held Hawaii (1-3) to field goals on four trips inside the 20.

at Oregon State 28, San Diego State 7: Sean Mannion threw for 275 yards and a touchdown, and the Beavers (3-0) scored 28 consecutive points while holding the Aztecs to 215 yards of offense.

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