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Utah Runs Past Georgia Tech in Overtime [AUDIO]

Utah running back John White IV was named the most valuable player at the 2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

It took nearly 80 years, but for the first time the Hyundai Sun Bowl was decided in overtime.  The Utah Utes rallied from a 24-10 fourth quarter deficit to down Georgia Tech 30-27 in overtime.

With their backs against the wall, the Utah defense dug deep to come up with some critical stops to keep the Yellow Jacket offense off the field.  After three and half quarters of mostly ineptitude, the Utes offense found an extra gear late in the fourth.

Jon Hays hit Kendrick Moaei with a 3-yard touchdown pass to cut the Georgia Tech lead to 24-17 with 6:50 to go in the game.

After forcing another Tech three-and-out, DeVonte Christopher tied the ball game when he hauled in a wobbly Hays pass and took it 28 yards to paydirt.

Georgia Tech had a chance to win the game in regulation, but David Scully’s 48 yard field goal sailed wide right.

Utah held Tech to 3 on the first possession of overtime.  John White plowed into the end zone from 8 yards out to give the Utes the improbable victory.

White carried the ball 26 times for 115 yards and the game winning score to earn the game’s most valuable player award.

The game’s most outstanding lineman Star Lotulelei talked about his teams resilience in the fourth quarter

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Utah and Georgia Tech didn’t have much buzz in the weeks leading into the game, but both teams more than made up for that with their overtime thriller.

 

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