Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football: No. 24 Utah Storms Back to Beat Southern Cal

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football: No. 24 Utah Storms Back to Beat Southern Cal

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Utah roars back, beats USC

Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to help No. 24 Utah rally at home to beat Southern California 31-27 on Friday night.

The Utes came back in a spectacular fashion with Tim Patrick catching an 18-yard touchdown pass at the pylon with 16 seconds remaining to cap a 15-play, 93-yard drive. Williams had his third 100-yard receiving game of the season.

The Trojans controlled most of the game and had a 27-17 fourth- quarter lead, but Utah (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) scored 14 straight points. USC fell to 1-3 for the first time since 2001.

USC's Sam Darnold threw for 253 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start.

TCU wins * Kenny Hill threw for 452 yards and two second-half touchdowns, including a 75-yarder to John Diarse on the first play after halftime, and visiting Texas Christian (3-1) pulled away to beat Southern Methodist (2-2).

Early Big Ten showdown * The Michigan State-Wisconsin rivalry was just getting good when the matchup disappeared from the Big Ten schedule for a bit.

In 2011, the Spartans beat the Badgers on a desperation pass on the final play, but Wisconsin won a thrilling rematch in the Big Ten championship game. Michigan State beat the Badgers in overtime in 2012, but the teams haven't faced each other since.

But the eighth-ranked Spartans finally renew their series with 11th-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday their first meeting in East Lansing, Mich., since that pass. Both teams already have notable wins this season Michigan State over Notre Dame and Wisconsin over Louisiana State.

"Wisconsin is a lot like us in a lot of ways big game against LSU. We've had very exciting games with them," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. "Both programs have been very successful I think in the last number of years."

Forget Michigan, Nebraska and even Ohio State. …

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