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Utah football: Utes upset No. 5 Stanford for first signature Pac-12 win (with video)

Late defensive stand helps Utes pull off the shocking upset, earn pivotal Pac-12 victory.

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Whittingham said the schemes were crafted to make up for the loss of tight end Jake Murphy, who is out with a broken wrist.

"We had to do something," he said. "Nobody is going to feel sorry for you or change their defense for you, so we had to move some things in to maximize what we had at our disposal."

At a glance


O In short » The Utes earn just their fourth victory against a top-10 opponent in the program’s history by outgaining the Cardinal 415-389.

Key moment » Stanford reaches Utah’s 6-yard line, where hopes of a comeback end with two incomplete passes.

Key stat » Stanford is held to just 38 yards in the third quarter.

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The Utes played to their max for sure, getting a win they’ll remember for a long time to come.

"This is a great motivator for this team," Wilson said. "We just have to make sure we keep building off this and moving forward."


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