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                     === Utah holds off No. 5 Stanford ===
 Salt  Lake City,  UT (SportsNetwork.com)  - Travis  Wilson completed  23-of-34
 passes  for 234  yards with  two touchdowns  to help  Utah upset  fifth-ranked
 Stanford 27-21 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
 Bubba Poole led the Utah (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) rushing attack with 111 yards on 22
 carries, while also catching seven passes for 75 yards as the Utes got back in
 the win column after a 34-27 loss to UCLA.
 Kevin Hogan went 15-of-27 for 246 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Gaffney carried
 the  ball  16 times for 108  yards and a  touchdown as Stanford (5-1, 3-1) had
 its 13-game winning streak snapped.
 "We  made adjustments  that slowed them up  in the second half, but they did a
 good  job. We  missed tackles  and didn't  play well  enough. Good  teams play
 hard and smart, we didn't do that tonight," said Stanford coach David Shaw.
 Trailing  27-21, Stanford  received the  ball with  a little  less than  eight
 minutes  left  in the game. Starting  at its own 12-yard line, Hogan completed
 all  five  of his passes  to help move  the Cardinal down  to the Utah 14 with
 about  two  minutes remaining.  Gaffney and  Hogan both  rushed for four yards
 apiece,  but  Utah stood  tall on third  and fourth down  to deny Stanford the
 comeback win.
 "This  was a great win for the team as a whole. The defense got a huge stop on
 the last drive," said Wilson.
 Stanford  scored on  their first drive. Hogan found an open Kodi Whitfield for
 28  yards  to place Stanford at  Utah's 5-yard line. Tyler Gaffney leaped over
 the  pile  from a yard  out and into  the end zone  to give Stanford the early
 After  converting on fourth down, Wilson found Karl Williams three plays later
 for a four-yard TD catch to tie the game at seven.
 Stanford  would  not wait  long to  get back on  the scoreboard. Ty Montgomery
 returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown for a second straight week to put
 the Cardinal up by a touchdown.
 Later  in the first,  Hogan completed a 39-yard pass down the field to Michael
 Rector, but Jordan Williamson missed a a 38-yard field goal.
 In the closing moments of the opening quarter, Wilson found Dres Anderson down
 the  field  on 3rd-and-17 for  a 51-yard touchdown.  Anderson used his body to
 create  space near the  sidelines to make the catch and extended the ball into
 the end zone to tie the game at 14-14.
 Utah  started  at their own 1  to start off  a drive midway through the second
 quarter.  Anderson capped  off an 11-play, 99-yard drive with a 3-yard scamper
 for the touchdown to put Utah ahead.
 Both  teams traded turnovers in the third quarter. Utah started off the second
 half  by  marching down to  Stanford's 14 before Wilson  was picked off by Joe
 Hemschoot  with  less than  10 minutes  to go  in the  third. Stanford went 30
 yards down the field before Trevor Reilly grabbed the ball out of Montgomery's
 hands for a Stanford turnover.
 Andy Phillips capped off a 10-play, 47-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal to
 put Utah up 24-14 with 2:02 remaining in the third.
 Stanford  lost a  fumble on  their next  drive. Nate  Orchard sacked  Hogan to
 force  the turnover,  and  Reilly  recovered his  second  fumble  of the  day.
 Phillips  would kick a  field goal from 48-yards out to give Utah a 27-14 lead
 early in the fourth quarter.
 On  the  ensuing Cardinal drive, Hogan  dumped off a short pass to Montgomery,
 who  took the ball  45 yards to the Utah 7. Hogan found a diving Devon Cajuste
 from  seven yards  out for a touchdown with  less than 10 minutes to go in the
                                   Game Notes
 The  overall series  between the two schools  is tied, 3-3 ... This marked the
 first  conference  game between Utah  and Stanford ...  The two teams have not
 faced  each other  since 1996  ... Utah  coach Kyle  Whittingham won  his 75th
 career game ... Utah totaled 415 yards and 22 first downs.
 10/13 00:27:27 ET