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The same day in October 2014 when Travis Wilson rallied Utah to a victory over USC with a last-minute touchdown pass, Troy Williams struggled as Washington’s starting quarterback in a loss to Arizona State. The Trojans returned to Rice-Eccles Stadium …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes offensive lineman Garett Bolles (72) and Utah Utes quarterback Troy Williams (3) celebrate after Williams’ touchdown during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Utah takes down USC with solid quarterback play — yes, quarterback play — in 31-27 comeback win (with video)
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