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Early Deficit Dooms No. 22 Utah Football As They Drop To No. 17 Arizona

Nov 18, 2023, 3:57 PM | Updated: 3:57 pm

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TUCSON, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 18: Quarterback Bryson Barnes #16 of the Utah Utes prepares for the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on November 18, 2023 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Utah Utes football team went down big in the first half and couldn’t put together a comeback as they dropped to Arizona in week 12.

Heading into the matchup, the Wildcats were ranked 17th in the AP College Football Playoff Rankings while the Utes held the No. 22 spot.

With both sides holding a 7-3 record, bowl eligibility was on the line in Arizona Stadium on Saturday.

Utah v. Arizona Pregame

First Half

First Quarter

Arizona extends their lead quickly off a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown.#UTAH 0 | #ARIZONA 14

8:32 Q1#UTAHvsAZ

β€” KSL Sports (@kslsports) November 18, 2023

Second Quarter

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Second Half

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

On the final offensive drive of the game for Utah, they were able to tack on eight with a wide-open pass to Munir McClain and a two-point conversion by Bryson Barnes.

Arizona answered with a deep ball touchdown to pass the 40-point mark.

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Early Deficit Dooms No. 22 Utah Football As They Drop To No. 17 Arizona