Oregon wide receiver Dont’e Thornton (2) hauls in a pass against Utah cornerback JaTravis Broughton (4) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

Andy Nelson, Associated Press

No. 10 Utah’s hopes of repeating as Pac-12 champions pretty much came to an end on a frigid night at raucous Autzen Stadium. 

No. 12 Oregon took a big step toward the Pac-12 championship game with a 20-17 victory over the Utes Saturday, a week after seeing its dreams of getting into the College Football Playoff disappear. 

Utah (8-3, 6-2) rallied from a 17-3 halftime deficit to tie the game in the second half with a scoop-and-score by linebacker Karene Reid and an 18-yard end-around touchdown run by Jaylen Dixon in the third quarter.

But the Utes were held scoreless in the fourth quarter. Late in the period, they had opportunities to put together potential game-winning or game-tying drives, but they came up short. 

“It was a tough day. The ultimate goal is to win the game and we weren’t able to do that so it sucks. It hurts a lot,” said Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid.

“The only thing we can do now is respond. We’ve got Colorado next week, so we’re looking forward to that.”

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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