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Final: Utah 26, Pittsburgh 14

10/15/2011

Utah won the turnover battle and -- gee whiz -- won the game.

Utah, which lost the turnover battle 10-1 while losing its last two Pac-12 games, beat Pittsburgh 26-14, largely because it didn't turn the ball over and the Panthers did three times.

It also helped the Utah defense dominated. The Panthers scored two special teams TDs in the first quarter, but their offense failed to score.

Utah outgained the Panthers 251 yards to 120. Pitt was particularly bad throwing the ball, completing just 9 of 30 for 50 yards with two interceptions. It averaged 1.4 yards per completions, which almost seems like it would be difficult to do. One of the picks was returned 21 yards by DE Derrick Shelby for the Utes final score.

John White rushed for 171 yards on 35 carries, outperforming Pitt's Ray Graham, who only had 46 yards on 12 carries.

Utah improves to 3-3. It will be at California next weekend.