Tyler Huntley completed 19 of 24 passes for 284 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score as No. 9 Utah rallied to defeat host Washington 33-28 Saturday afternoon in Seattle.
Zack Moss, the Utes’ all-time leading rusher, added 100 yards and a clinching touchdown on 27 carries. He also caught five passes for 41 yards and a score.
Utah (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) won its fifth consecutive game.
Washington (5-4, 2-4) blew a double-digit lead at home to a top-12 ranked team for the second consecutive game, after suffering a 35-31 loss to Oregon two weeks ago.
The Huskies’ Jacob Eason was 29-of-52 passing for 316 yards and four touchdowns. But he was intercepted twice and lost a fumble deep in his own territory that led to a Utah field goal.
Eason’s second interception was returned 39 yards for a touchdown by defensive back Jaylon Johnson, pulling the Utes within 21-19 after a 2-point conversion failed with 3:06 left in the third quarter.
The Huskies were held to a three-and-out on their next possession before Huntley led a nine-play, 82-yard drive to give Utah its first lead.
Huntley capped the possession with a 1-yard touchdown run, giving the Utes a 26-21 advantage with 11:23 remaining. The key play on the drive was a 41-yard pass from Huntley to Jaylen Dixon on third-and-12 from the Utes’ 35-yard line.
Moss tallied on a 2-yard run with 4:52 left to make it 33-21.
Washington got a late score on a 3-yard pass from Eason to Aaron Fuller with 1:01 left, but the onside kick failed.
The Huskies’ Salvon Ahmed rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries, and tight end Hunter Bryant made six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington took a 14-3 lead as Eason found Jordan Chin for an 11-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and Bryant on a 34-yard strike with 12:19 left in the half.
Moss scored on a 9-yard pass from Huntley later in the second, and Jadon Redding kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to pull the Utes within 14-13 at the intermission.
—Field Level Media