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Devin Lloyd Returns First Interception For Touchdown Off Bradlee Anae Deflection

Utah Utes linebacker Devin Lloyd (20) runs for a touchdown after intercepting a pass during a football game against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Utah won 52-7. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – University of Utah redshirt sophomore linebacker Devin Lloyd returned an interception 64-yards for a touchdown to give Utah a 28-0 lead over the Oregon State Beavers.

The pick happened when Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton attempted a pass that was tipped by Utes defensive end Bradlee Anae and was collected by Lloyd, who beat two Oregon State players to the end zone on his first career interception.

It was Utah’s first touchdown in the second quarter after scoring 21 points in the opening period.

Utah started the scoring quickly when quarterback Tyler Huntley found tight end Brant Kuithe for a 21-yard score in the first five minutes of the game. Later, running back Zack Moss ran in the longest touchdown of his career on a 91-yard strike. Before the quarter ended, Huntley connected with wide receiver Samson Nacua for a 30-yard touchdown.

To that point in the game, Utah has racked up 267 yards of total offense and Oregon State had just 109 yards.

Moss had 115 rushing yards on just four carries.

Lloyd is in his first season as a regular starter on Utah’s defense. He was expected to be in the linebacker rotation entering the season but was thrown into the starter role when Penn State graduate transfer Manny Bowen quit football to pursue a business opportunity.