Utah Utes football: Utes beat Pitt in thriller
Phillips drills the game-winning FG in OT to lift the Utes over Pitt
The Utes, in fact, needed to rally after a "Shaky" start. Two fumbles by Shaky Smithson — one after a reception, the other on a punt return — stymied any early momentum.
The latter gave Pitt possession on the Utah 28-yard line seconds into the second quarter and led to the game's first score.
A 3-yard touchdown run by Dion Lewis capped a five-play drive by the Panthers. Hutchins, who was wide left on a 42-yard field goal attempt on a series that Smithson's first fumble, added the PAT to make it 7-0 with exactly 12 minutes remaining in the half.
It didn't stay that way for long.
Utah responded with its first scoring drive of the season, an 11-play, 80-yard journey that took 5:33 off the clock.
Wynn, who completed 15 of his first 17 passes, capped things off with a 19-yard touchdown strike to Brooks.
The momentum shift continued on the ensuing kickoff. Pittsburgh's Jason Douglas fumbled the return and Utah kicker Nick Marsh recovered it on the Pitt 35.
Three plays later, Wynn and Brooks teamed up again for another score. The 3-yard touchdown toss and the extra-point kick by Phillips that followed gave the Utes a 14-7 lead with 5:39 left in the quarter.
Before the half was complete, Utah had an additional chance to put points on the board. Wynn, however, was intercepted by Pitt free safety Jared Holley in the end zone with 1:39 remaining. It snuffed out a seven-play, 69-yard drive that had moved the Utes to the Pitt 7.
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