|Date of game: 10/16/2014
Recap: Oregon State vs. Utah
Corvallis, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Devontae Booker ran for a career-high 229 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 19-yard score in the second overtime to lift No. 20 Utah to a 29-23 win over Oregon State.
"He's a physical runner, great speed and he doesn't wear out," Utah head coach Kyle Wittingham said. "He got stronger as the periods went along."
The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime, but Trevor Romaine missed wide-right on a 37-yard field goal in the second OT session before Booker darted through the right side of the line to help the Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) prevail.
Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson split time at quarterback. Wilson was 5- of-10 for 45 yards, while Thompson finished 4-of-8 for 17 yards for Utah, which won its second straight game following its 28-27 loss to Washington State.
Sean Mannion completed 21-of-37 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and Jordan Villamin had three receptions for 83 yards and two scores for the Beavers (4-2, 1-2), who have dropped two of their last three games.
Utah led 9-6 early in the fourth before Mannion lofted a perfect pass to Villamin in stride along the left sideline to beat double coverage for a 72-yard score and a 13-9 Beavers advantage.
The Utes were 0-for-10 on third down prior to Booker breaking off a 53-yard run through the middle of the Oregon State defense on a 3rd-and-2, setting up a 1st-and-goal from the 6.
Booker plunged in from a yard out on 4th-and-goal to give Utah a 16-13 edge with 4:06 to play.
Terron Ward picked up nine yards out of the backfield on a 3rd-and-7 and Hunter Jarmon hauled in a deflected pass for a gain of 20 to put Oregon State into field-goal range on its next possession.
Viliseni Fauonuku sacked Mannion for a loss of six on a 3rd-and-5 to push the ensuing game-tying attempt to a 49-yard try, but Romaine split the uprights anyway to send the game into overtime.
Booker broke off a 15-yard TD run off right tackle on Utah's first overtime possession, but Villamin hauled in a jump ball in the back-left corner of the end zone on a 3rd-and-goal from the 2 to force the game into a second extra session.
Earlier, Andy Phillips made a 38-yard field goal early in the first and added a 43-yarder later in the frame to stake Utah to a 6-0 advantage.
Romaine kicked field goals of 37 and 45 yards in the second, with the latter coming on the final play of the half to tie the game at 6-6.
Phillips split the uprights from 46 yards out early in the third to give Utah its 9-6 lead.Game Notes
Utah finished 3-of-14 on third down, while Oregon State was 4-of-17 ... The
Beavers outgained the Utes 390-315 ... Utah averaged 5.5 yards per carry ...
Ward carried the ball 23 times for 70 yards.