20 years ago: Utes, Cougars grab wild wins

Published: Saturday, Oct. 8 2011 6:19 p.m. MDT

Utah safety Sharrieff Shah picked off a Wyoming pass and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown to help rally the Utes to a wild 57-42 victory over the Cowboys — Utah's first win in Wyoming in 19 years.

Utah (4-2, 1-1 WAC) trailed 36-22 early in the third quarter before scoring five unanswered touchdowns.

"That was a great win for everyone involved in this program," said Utah coach Ron McBride. "This gets the monkey off our backs."

Meanwhile, BYU linebacker Scott Giles blocked a UTEP field goal attempt with 23 seconds left to help the Cougars escape with a 31-29 win over the Miners.

Ty Detmer completed 22-of-39 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns, and Brad Clark had an 82-yard punt return for a TD as the Cougars evened their season record at 3-3 and improved to 2-0 in the WAC.

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