The University of Utah unpredictably got blown out by lowly UNLV, 27-0. The turning point in the game came when the Utes, down 13-0 in the third quarter, failed to score a touchdown from the 1-yard line, an instance seen before, where Utah is unable to score when they are feet from the end zone.
Also, on the next possession, the Utes turned the ball over on downs at the Rebel 30 after the Ute defense forced a three-and-out and a punt after the offense stalled at the 1.
These two failed possessions essentially did the Utes in, when they could have made it a game with scores out of those possessions.
In Logan, Utah State lost to San Jose State 23-20 in the final seconds. The Aggies found every way possible to lose in the contest.