Utah stretched it to 10-0 with six minutes left in the quarter, using a nine-play, 58-yard drive keyed by a 30-yard pass from Alex Smith to Steve Savoy and the scoring catch, a five-yard catch also by Savoy.
Nick Folk kicked a field goal to end an eight-game drought in the category a possession later, but Utah answered with a 50-second drive covering 67 yards, capped by Marty Johnson’s 20-yard TD run to make it 17-3.
Johnson finished the game with 105 yards on 18 carries, overshadowing UA’s
Folk capped an 11-play, 50-yard drive by
UA drove 80 yards for a 2nd-and-goal at the
A crowd of 52,790, the most since 54,297 watched the 2000 season finale against
Heavner completed 19 of 25 passes for 198 yards, while Smith was limited to 12 completions in 22 attempts for 170 yards. The two scoring throws to
UA missed another field goal attempt after a poor snap and hold, and Utah kicker Bryan Borreson also had a bad snap cause a PAT kick to hit the upright and bounce back.
The loss dropped