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Utah’s oft-injured Kenneth Scott gets his chance to shine

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STANFORD, Calif. — With key receivers Dres Anderson and Tim Patrick out for the season with injuries, Kenneth Scott — the lone “name” wideout remaining, said this week “it’s definitely fun to be able to finish out the season, even though it’s not done yet.”

He got that right.

Scott had two 32-yard catches, one leading to a touchdown, as well as the game-winner, in Utah’s 20-17 double-overtime win over Stanford on Saturday.

“It’s been kind of frustrating, doing all hard work to make it pay off, do the thing you’re supposed to do,” Scott said. “You just keep grinding. Everybody’s against us, backs against wall, we just had to persevere and click as team. The biggest thing is just fighting and grinding. “

Scott, who missed 2010 and 2013 with injuries, took in a Travis Wilson pass for a 32-yard gain in the second quarter to put Utah on Stanford’s 28. That led to a touchdown that tied the score at 7-7. Later in the quarter, he caught the other 32-yarder to give Utah first down on the Cardinal 33, though Utah was unable to score.

He also drew a pass-interference penalty in the third quarter

Utah scored first in overtime, on a pass from Wilson to Kaelin Clay. After Stanford tied and then went ahead 17-14 on a field goal, Wilson found Scott in the end zone on a slant pattern to end the game.

“I wanted nothing more than that pass play; I knew he was going to get open fight for the ball even if wasn’t open,” Wilson said. “So all I had to do was put him in a position where he could catch it and I knew he’d make the play.”

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