Utah Kicks Field Goal Before Halftime After Fumble Recovery

Dec 12, 2020, 11:47 AM | Updated: 11:49 am
Utah Utes place kicker Jadon Redding (97) in action during a PAC12 Conference game between the Wash...
Utah Utes place kicker Jadon Redding (97) in action during a PAC12 Conference game between the Washington Huskies and the Utah Utes on November 2, 2019, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After trailing by a touchdown with all the momentum going towards Colorado, Utah capitalized on a turnover with a field goal before halftime.

Colorado was up 14-7 with about 30 seconds left until halftime. Knowing they were going to get the ball to start the second half, CU decided to run out the clock. Running back Jarek Broussard lost the ball as Utah linebacker Nephi Sewell punched it out of his hands. Cornerback JaTravis Broughton recovered the fumble and set the Utes up on the Colorado 40-yard line.

With all three timeouts, Utah took advantage as Jake Bentley threw a quick seven yard pass to Britain Covery that took a couple of seconds off the clock. Then Bentley found Covey again for an 8-yard game.

With 3 seconds left, Jadon Redding nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired to trim Colorado’s lead to four, 14-10 heading into the locker room.

Through 30 minutes of play, Utah racked up just 171 yards of total offense. Bentley went 10-of-19 passing for 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Running back Ty Jordan had 8 carries for 31 yards. Covey added 5 receptions for 38 yards.

Solomon Enis scored Utah’s only first half touchdown with a seven-yard catch on their first drive of the game.

Colorado scored for the first time early in the second quarter when Sam Noyer connected with Maurice Bell for a 21-yard touchdown. With 1:30 left until halftime, Brenden Rice returned a punt for an 81-yard touchdown.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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