Utah 30, Washington State 27
When: 5:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 19, 2011
Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
John White IV rushed 42 times for 186 yards and two second-half touchdowns as Utah defeated Washington State 30-27 in overtime on Saturday in snowy Pullman, Wash.
After Washington State committed its fifth turnover on its opening drive in overtime, Coleman Petersen's 38-yard field goal gave Utah (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) its fourth straight win.
Washington State (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12) forced overtime on Andrew Furney's 17-yard field goal with no time remaining in regulation. The Cougars drove 74 yards in 52 seconds to setup the game-tying kick.
Utah improved to 7-0 in games when White rushes for 100 yards or more.
Washington State freshman quarterback Connor Halliday, who set a Pac-12 freshman record with 494 passing yards last week against Arizona State, was 21-of-48 for 290 yards with two touchdown passes and four interceptions Saturday in his first start.
White, who leads the conference with 16 touchdowns, extended the Utes' lead to 27-17 with 6:56 left on a 56-yard touchdown run.
Washington State rallied with 10 points in the final 3:47, including Halliday's 8-yard touchdown pass to Jared Karstetter.
Utah, which secured its ninth consecutive winning season, has won five of its last six games.
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