Huskies come back from 3 TD deficit to beat Utah 24-21

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The Washington Huskies decided to show up after halftime on Saturday. Unfortunately, that tardiness would see them go down 21-0 as all phases of the game were stuck in neutral.

Star defensive back Elija Molden would be the hero of the day changing the games momentum with a swipe a Utah pass for an interception as the Utes were deep in UW territory.  He would finish with 8 tackles and a tackle for a loss.

“We were just talking (with Molden),” UW coach Jimmy Lake said Saturday night. “We’re going to remember this moment. This is one of those games we’ll be talking about years from now. He’s an extraordinary leader for our whole team – not just our defense, our whole team. He was our captain for the game, for the coin toss, today. He leads by example. He’s great leading with his voice. He knows what to say to those guys, and they all respond.

“Then he went out there and obviously got a huge interception for us that gave us a huge spark. His tackling is always top-notch. I’m so proud of Elijah. I’m so happy that he’s a Dawg.”

Huskies QB Dylan Morris had a brutal day with 3 interceptions. However, he did complete 23-38 for 272 and 2 touchdowns and make use of tight end Cade Otton who would catch 8 for 108 yards and 2 TDs.  The Huskies would also take advantage of a ground and pound trio of running backs who ran for 115 yards and a TD.

Photo credit: (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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