Wilson passes Utah past Utah State
Travis Wilson threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns to help Utah edge Utah State 30-26 in the season-opener on Thursday night.
The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — Travis Wilson threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns to help Utah edge Utah State 30-26 in the season opener on Thursday night.
Wilson, a sophomore who was unexpectedly pressed into the starting lineup because of injuries last year, played error-free while completing 17 of 28 passes and rushed for a key first down on Utah’s final drive.
Last season, the Aggies snapped a 12-game skid against the Utes, 27-20 in overtime, and used the game as a springboard to a school-record 11-2 record. Chuckie Keeton, who completed 31 of 40 passes for 314 yards, scored on a 15-yard run to give the Aggies a 23-14 lead in the second half.
But the Utes roared back. Andy Phillips kicked a 45-yard field goal and Karl Williams, who lost a fumble earlier in the third quarter, recovered the ensuing onside kick. Williams finished the drive with a 2-yard TD run, and Utah led 24-23.
At No. 6 South Carolina 27, North Carolina 10
Mike Davis ran 75 yards for a touchdown, Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson each threw long scoring passes, and All-American Jadeveon Clowney helped South Carolina’s defense hold North Carolina to its lowest point total under coach Larry Fedora.
The game was delayed nearly two hours in the fourth quarter by bad weather. The Gamecocks were already in control by then.
No. 24 USC 30, at Hawaii 13
Cody Kessler passed for a touchdown and Andre Heidari kicked three field goals as the Trojans subdued the Rainbow Warriors. Kessler started the game but shared quarterback duties with Max Wittek. Josh Shaw returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown for USC.
• Kent State star running back Dri Archer was knocked out of the Golden Flashes’ opening game against Liberty with a leg injury.
• Indiana State lost record-setting running back Shakir Bell with a separated right shoulder late in the first half of the season opener at Indiana.