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Utah crumbles with second half turnovers and Northwestern rallies for a 31-20 Holiday Bowl victory

Jan 01, 2019 - The Salt Lake Tribune

San Diego • For half of the Holiday Bowl, Utah did what the Utes usually do in December.

And then they crumbled, to a stunning degree.

Northwestern scored 28 points in the third quarter of a 31-20 victory in the rain Monday night at SDCCU Stadium.

“When we're in control at halftime, we win about 98 percent of the time,” coach Kyle Whittingham said.

In this case, a 20-3 lead evaporated during a shocking stretch of a game that somehow got away from the Utes.