White, Hays lift Utah over Oregon State 27-8



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — John White ran for a career-high 205 yards, Jon Hays tossed two touchdown passes and Utah’s defense forced four turnovers as the Utes beat Oregon State 27-8 on Saturday night for their first Pac-12 Conference win.

Utah (4-4, 1-4) busted open a close game with 21 points in a 7-minute span of the second quarter, starting with Hays’ 35-yard touchdown pass to Dres Anderson.

White added a 6-yard scoring run four minutes later and Hays put Utah ahead 24-0 with a 3-yard TD pass to DeVonte Christopher.

Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion had a fourth-quarter TD pass but was intercepted three times and sacked six. He finished 27 of 49 for 231 yards.

The Beavers (2-6, 2-3) still haven’t won back-to-back road games since 2008.