The Washington Huskies started off fast, with redshirt freshman Jamaal Kearse picking up a forced a fumble on the opening kickoff and taking it 17 yards to the house giving the Huskies a 7-0 lead only nine seconds into the game. Sophomore Garrett Gilliard laid a punishing hit on Utah's Ryan Lacy that ended up popping the ball out of Lacy's hands.
Utah came roaring back two drives later on a 16 yard touchdown pass from Utes quarterback Jordan Wynn to wide receiver Dres Anderson. The Utes took possession of the ball at their own 32 yard line after the Huskies failed to convert on a fourth-and-one situation.
Washington captured the momentum early on with a forced fumble for a touchdown and a Josh Shirley sack on Jordan Wynn on Utah's first offensive play of the game, however, Utah has gotten its crowd back into the game after preventing the Huskies from scoring on their first three drives.