No. 5 Stanford falls to Utah 27-21

Oct 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes running back James Poole (34) runs with the ball during the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

It has been quite the eventful day in college football here in Week 7, and things just got even more so as the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal fell to the Utah Utes by a final score of 27-21 on the road.

On the same day that their biggest rival in the Pac-12 North–and the entire conference for that matter, the Oregon Ducks, took care of business on the road against Washington, Stanford couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain, eventually setting up a November, undefeated showdown between the two.

Utah took a 21-14 lead into the half and never looked back. Offensively, the Utes were led by QB Travis Wilson who was 23-of-34 for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Bubba Poole was also quite the force, putting up 111 yards on 22 carries. With the win, Utah now improves to 4-2 on the season, and 1-2 in the conference.

Stanford (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) now is left to pick up the pieces of a season that, more than likely, would have had to see them go unbeaten to have a chance at playing for a national title. Their hope now is that they can get everything together, and ultimately defeat Oregon when the two square off next month, which could result in at least another Rose Bowl appearance.

Topics: College Football, Stanford Cardinal, Utah Utes

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