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Utah Hands Fifth-Ranked Stanford First Loss in College Football

Dres Anderson scored two touchdowns as the University of Utah won 27-21 to hand fifth-ranked Stanford University its first loss of the college football season and break the Cardinal’s 13-game winning streak.

In other games involving top ten teams in the Associated Press Writers’ poll, it was No. 1 Alabama 48, Kentucky 7; No. 2 Oregon 45, No. 16 Washington 24; No. 3 Clemson 24, Boston College 14; No. 25 Missouri 41, No. 7 Georgia 26; No. 9 Texas A&M 41, Mississippi 38; and No. 10 Louisiana State 17, No. 17 Florida 6.

At Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Anderson scored on a 51-yard pass from Travis Wilson with 10 seconds left in the first quarter to tie the game 14-14. He added a three-yard scoring run in the second quarter to give Utah a 21-14 halftime lead.

“Great win,” Wilson said. “Our plan was perfect tonight.”

Andy Phillips kicked field goals of 23 and 48 yards in the second half for the Utes who are 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the Pacific-12 Conference.

Wilson completed 23 of 34 attempted passes for 234 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

“They’re good,” said Stanford coach David Shaw. “They’ve always been good and we just weren’t good enough. This is as well as I’ve seen Utah play on the offensive side. They really strung things together.”

Stanford (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) quarterback Kevin Hogan connected on 15 of 27 passing attempts for 246 yards and one touchdown.

Tyler Gaffney sprinted one yard for a touchdown while Ty Montgomery scored on a 100-yard kickoff return for the Cardinal in the first quarter.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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