Utah scores on turnovers early, holds On 35-28 over BYU

Dec 19, 2015 10:26 PM by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Utah took advantage of a disastrous start by BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, scoring five first-quarter touchdowns on turnovers - including two interceptions by Tevin Carter - before holding on to beat the Cougars 35-28 on Saturday.

Carter returned one of the picks for a touchdown and another to the 1 as No. 20 Utah romped to a 35-0 first- quarter lead in the first meeting of the two heated rivals outside of the state of Utah. BYU turned the ball over the first five times it had the ball, with freshman quarterback Tanner Mangum throwing three interceptions and fumbling once.

That was all the scoring Utah did, and it nearly cost the Utes the game. Mangum would bring BYU back, throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for another score with 3:23 left to get the Cougars within one score, but BYU never got the ball back.

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