Terrance Cain looks to pass against Oregon. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Sept. 19, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- LaMichael James rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown, and John Boyett made a crucial interception to help Oregon beat No. 14 Utah 31-24 on Saturday and snap the nation's longest winning streak.
Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli also ran for two touchdowns, but had two fumbles and an interception in the second half to help Utah rally from a 21-7 deficit to within 28-24 by the end of the third quarter.
An interception by linebacker Eddie Pleasant set up a 31-yard field goal by Morgan Flint with 3:30 left in the game to give the Ducks (2-1) a 31-24 lead. The Utes (2-1) drove to the Oregon 37 with under two minutes to play, but Boyett picked off a pass from Terrence Cain at the 5 yard line to preserve the victory.
The Utes had won 16 straight games, including their Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama.