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Former Gamecock QB Jake Bentley helps Utah defeat #21 Colorado

Jake Bentley's final season on the college level makes a stop in snowy Boulder.
Credit: AP
Utah quarterback Jake Bentley (8) eludes Colorado linebacker Joshka Gustav (33) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Ty Jordan scored twice, including a game-sealing 66-yard TD burst, and Utah’s revamped defense forced three turnovers to help the Utes rally past No. 21 Colorado 38-21. 

The win by the Utes on a snowy day most likely put an end to the Buffaloes' Pac-12 title hopes. The soon-to-be-unseated Pac-12 South champion Utes found their footing on the frozen field in the second half, turning a 21-10 deficit into a 34-21 lead after Jordan’s long run with less than five minutes remaining. 

Colorado's Brenden Rice, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, showed off his speed by scoring twice, on a punt return and a bubble screen.

Utah quarterback Jake Bentley recorded a season-high in completions (20), yards (240) and touchdowns (2). He has 21 career 200-yard passing games (20 at South Carolina) and 17 career games where he has thrown for two-or-more touchdowns (16 at South Carolina).