Salt Lake City Louie Sakoda kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 11-point rally over the final 89 seconds and give No. 15 Utah a 31-28 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night.
The Utes (6-0) tied the game, 28-28, on a 25-yard touchdown pass and 2-point conversion by Brian Johnson with 1:29 remaining. Utah's defense held the Beavers (2-3) on a three-and-out and the Utes got the ball back 23 seconds later to set up the final drive and Sakoda's game-winner.
Utah got the ball back at its own 45 with 1:06 left, and Johnson moved the Utes to Oregon State's 24 where the Utes called a timeout with 2 seconds left. Sakoda kicked his third field goal of the game and the Utes' hopes for a Bowl Championship Series berth were still alive - barely.
The win gave the Mountain West Conference a 6-1 record against the Pac-10 this season.
Freshman Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers, who were coming off their upset of then-No. 1 USC last Thursday.