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Fans react to come-from-behind win for Utes on Twitter

Fans react to come-from-behind win for Utes on Twitter



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SALT LAKE CITY — In what appeared to be a lopsided game in favor of the visiting Utah State Aggies, the Utah Utes came away with 30-26 victory in a hard-fought "Battle of the Brothers."

Facing a 23-14 deficit after taking an early lead, sophomore quarterback Travis Wilson put the team on his back and got the chains moving. Wilson connected with junior wide receiver Dres Anderson for a 56-yard gain, setting up freshman kicker Andy Phillips for a 45-yard field goal.

The Utes then pushed the tempo on an unsuspecting Utah State and recovered an onside kick, which arguably changed the entire game for the Utes.

"Biggest game-changing third quarter onside kick since Saints vs. Colts in Super Bowl XLIV," Robbie Bullough tweeted.

"Utah State caught snoozing on the inside," tweeted Scott Hums. "Utes showing some life after being owned by USU early."

With the onside kick and a quick score, giving the Utes 24-23 lead, the momentum completely shifted back to Utah.


Everyone loving on Chuckie Keeton tonight, but Travis Wilson has a very bright future.

–@GBBZach


"Momentum completely with the Utes now," tweeted Marques Chavez. "How can you not love games like this!?"

Despite the great play from Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton — who went 31-of-40 for 314 yards and two touchdowns — Wilson managed to have a great night of his own, going 17-of-28 for 302 yards and two touchdowns.

"Everyone loving on Chuckie Keeton tonight, but Travis Wilson has a very bright future," tweeted Zach Kidd.

"Travis Wilson shows he is a legit Pac-12 QB," tweeted Scott Dodge. "Pretty impressive 2nd half."

Although Utah got a win to start the season, the Utes will be without junior wide receiver Kenneth Scott who went down with a season-ending injury early in the first quarter. Head coach Kyle Whittingham said the team is hoping Scott will be able to get a medical hardship, which will give him another season.

"Sad to hear that Kenneth Scott is out for the year," tweeted Chase Talbot. "Great guy and an amazing receiver! Prayers go your way!"

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