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Utah Utes football: Utes down against OSU at halftime after two game-altering turnovers, 14-7

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 10:00 p.m. MDT

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson, right, passes as Oregon State defenders Tyrequek Zimmerman, left, and Rudolf Fifita move in during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Don Ryan, AP) Utah quarterback Travis Wilson, right, passes as Oregon State defenders Tyrequek Zimmerman, left, and Rudolf Fifita move in during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Don Ryan, AP)

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Without back-to back-turnovers Saturday, this game might have had a different score attached to it going into the locker room at intermission.

The Utes are down 14-7, and both of Oregon State's touchdowns came from mistakes by Utah quarterback Travis Wilson.

First, his pass was tipped, resulting in an interception and gave the ball to OSU on Utah's own 16-yard line. Then on his next time out, he fumbled after being sacked during the first play of the drive and Oregon scored quickly.

Later in the second quarter, Utah gained some confidence back by finally putting together a long drive that resulted in a Jake Murphy touchdown catch.

Utah finishes the first half with 175 total yards to the Beavers mere 98 yards.

Utah running back John White, left, looks for running room against Oregon State defender Rashaad Reynolds during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Don Ryan, AP) Utah running back John White, left, looks for running room against Oregon State defender Rashaad Reynolds during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Don Ryan, AP)

Whitney O'Bannon is currently a new media sports intern for the Deseret News.

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