The Utah Utes had Washington right where they wanted them, tied up at 24-24 late in the fourth quarter. Then Huskies quarterback Jake Browning dropped an epic pooch punt, pinning the Utes at the one-yard line. Three plays later, Utah was forced to punt from its own end zone, and Dante Pettis took full advantage of his opportunity to shine.
Pettis appeared to be bottled up. He then ditched two would-be tacklers and streaked down the right sideline for the 58-yard punt return for a touchdown.
DANTE PETTIS! 🔥🔥🔥
Pettis runs it back 58-yards for a Washington touchdown. #PurpleReign
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) October 29, 2016
After the extra point, Washington went up by seven, 31-24, late in the fourth quarter. Utah had just three and a half minutes left to attempt tying the game or to go up by one with a touchdown and two-point conversion.