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Wilson's career-best 5 TD passes lift Utah over Fresno State 59-27

  • Utah wide receiver Kenneth Scott, right, catches a touch down pass as Fresno State defensive back Malcolm Washington, left, defends in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah wide receiver Kenneth Scott, right, catches a touch down pass as Fresno State defensive back Malcolm Washington, left, defends in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah wide receiver Kenneth Scott, right, catches a touch down pass as Fresno State defensive back Malcolm Washington, left, defends in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah wide receiver Kenneth Scott, right, catches a touch down pass as Fresno State defensive back Malcolm Washington, left, defends in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fresno State running back Malique Micenheimer (22) catches a touch down pass in the second quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Fresno State running back Malique Micenheimer (22) catches a touch down pass in the second quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Travis Wilson threw a career-high five touchdowns and Kenneth Scott and Dres Anderson each had a pair of scoring catches to power Utah over Fresno State 59-27 on Saturday.

Wilson completed 11 of 20 passes for 181 yards and left the game early in the third quarter with Utah ahead 38-7.

In the third quarter, Utah's Nate Orchard recovered a snap that went high over the Fresno quarterback's head and ended on the Fresno State 1. Two plays later, Wilson threw his career-best fifth touchdown pass to Anderson. The next Utah possession ended with Wilson's replacement, Kendal Thompson, scrambling 14 yards to make it 45-7 for Utah (2-0).

Wilson connected with Westlee Tonga over the middle on fourth-and-1 and the tight end dragged two Bulldogs into the end zone for 24-0 Utah advantage. Brandon Connette passed two yards to Malique Micenheimer for a score to get Fresno State (0-2) within 24-7.