PLAY OF THE GAME
Utah senior Derrek Richards puts the Utes ahead for good, at 14-7, by returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was Utah's first punt return for a score since Steve Smith ran one back against Cal in 2000.
Utah's decision to run a fake punt on fourth-and-eight from its own 22-yard line early in the third quarter pays off. All-Mountain West Conference punter Louie Sakoda runs for 22 yards on the play to keep what proves to be a pivotal scoring drive alive.
"Special teams were a big plus for us. I thought our special teams controlled the football game." Kyle Whittingham, Utah head coach
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Where: Louisville, Ky.
Update: The Cardinals (3-2) beat N.C. State on the road, 29-10.