Utah tips Pitt in OT thriller
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah freshman Brian Blechen intercepted a pass on the first play of overtime, setting Joe Phillips for a 21-yard field goal that gave the Utes a 27-24 victory against No. 15 Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh had rallied with 14 points in the fourth quarter, forcing overtime on Dan Hutchins’ 30-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.
But after Utah won the toss and elected to play defense, Blechen quickly doused any hopes the Panthers had of completing the comeback when he bolted in front of Pitt receiver Mike Shanahan and grabbed Tino Sunseri’s pass at the sideline.
Jordan Wynn passed for 283 yards with three touchdowns for Utah, including two to Jereme Brooks.
No. 2 Ohio St. 45, Marshall 7
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Terrelle Pryor tossed three touchdown passes, Brandon Saine rushed for 103 yards and two scores and No. 2 Ohio State rolled over error-prone Marshall 45-7 on Thursday night in a tuneup for a big date with Miami.
Pryor completed 17 of 25 passes for 247 yards and TDs covering 6 and 11 yards to DeVier Posey and 65 yards to Dane Sanzenbacher before 105,040 at Ohio Stadium.
No. 13 Miami 45
Florida A&M 0
MIAMI – Jacory Harris looked more than ready for Miami’s long-awaited trip to Ohio State.
Harris completed 12 of 15 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns before sitting out the second half, and the 13th-ranked Hurricanes got their first shutout since 2006 by beating Florida A&M.