Utah's kickoff return cost the team two points. Russell Isabella Russ Isabella - USA Today Sports

Utah, leading 14-13, was in a position to add to their lead on a kick return. Instead, a dumb play cost them its lead.

On a botched kick return in the third quarter, which looked like it started off as a trick play, Utah's freshman kick returner Britain Covey threw a forward pass into the end zone. According to the referees, that's a safety in college football.

The weird play gave Arizona State the lead, 15-14, and put the ball back back in the hands of the Sun Devils.

Utah's embarrassing blunder became even more strange when the referee signaled something totally not the call for a safety.

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(h/t ESPN)