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The Utah Utes take the field to play the Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA football at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

As the Utah Utes took a 20-3 lead over the Northwestern Wildcats in the first half of the Holiday Bowl on Monday evening, Twitter users certainly had some good reactions to what was happening on the field.

Here are some of the best.

Early lead

The Utes took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter thanks mostly to the play of quarterback Jason Shelley and the defense. Shelley threw touchdown passes, and the defense came up with a big fourth-down stop in the opening frame.

Not so fast

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Things calmed down in the second quarter as just three field goals were scored between the two teams. Utah's defense remained incredibly physical, however, and Marquise Blair snagged an interception.

One of the Utes' field goals came at the end of the half as they couldn't punch a red zone opportunity into the end zone.

Cool hoodies, other odds and ends

Utah players could be seen wearing some unique hoodies on the field, and reporter Darren Rovell provided the story behind them.

Here's a cool image from pregame festivities

And a funny observation about Ute head coach Kyle Whittingham as rain fell.