Utes defenders try to prevent Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton from gaining positive yardage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - The Utah Utes were defeated by Utah State 27-20 on Friday night.
Utah State (2-0) held on after Utah (1-1) had a touchdown catch by Jake Murphy in overtime nullified when Murphy was called for interference.
Quarterback Jordan Wynn left with an injury and was replaced by Jon Hays, who led a Utes rally. His TD pass to Kenneth Scott tied it at 20 with 3:19 left in regulation. Utah got another TD pass from freshman Travis Wilson.
This was the first overtime game between the two schools.
Hays finished 12 of 26 for 154 yards, while running back John White picked up 96 yards on 27 carries.
When Hays entered the game he engineered a nine-play, 48-yard drive that resulted in Petersen's 42-yard field goal that pulled Utah to 13-3 at halftime.
Utah pulled to 13-10 on a flea-flicker when Wilson took a pitch from White and passed 28 yards to Scott, who grabbed his first career TD pass between two defenders in the middle of the end zone with 11:34 left in the third.
Utah tied it at 13 with 4:22 left in the third on Petersen's 40-yard line-drive field goal after another Aggies turnover, a fumble caused by a Joe Kruger sack.
Utah State went up 20-13, but Hays countered with the 24-yarder to Scott.