Utah football: Arizona leads Utes 17-14 at half

Published November 17, 2012 9:07 pm
Utah football • The Utes' first TD came on a fake field goal.
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Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey is having another big night, but the Utah Utes are playing Arizona close, trailing the Wildcats 17-14 at the half Saturday.

The Utes cut Arizona's lead to three when tight end Jake Murphy caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Travis Wilson in the closing minutes of the half.

Carey, who rushed for a Pac-12 record 366 yards against Colorado a week ago, has 110 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

Utah running back John White has 16 carries for 67 yards.

Both teams had crucial turnovers in the half. Wilson fumbled on Utah's 36-yard line. Arizona capitalized on that turnover when Matt Scott rushed for a 10-yard touchdown.

Scott fumbled on Utah's 7-yard line, and the ball was recovered by Utah's Nate Fakahafua in the final minute of the half.

The game had one of the oddest first quarters — the first three drives all ended on failed fourth-down conversions.

After Arizona scored first with a 44-yard field goal, the Utes used a faked field goal to earn a brief 7-3 advantage when kicker Coleman Petersen scored on a 3-yard run.

Scott is 8 of 18 for 103 yards, while Wilson is 11 of 15 for 133 yards.


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