LARAMIE, Wyoming (Ticker) -- Brandon Warfield ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns as Utah defeated Wyoming, 23-18, in a battle of the bottom two teams in the Mountain West Conference.
Warfield scored on a 49-yard run in the second quarter and on a two-yard run in the fourth to help the Utes (4-6, 2-4) win back-to-back games for the first since the opening two contests of the season.
The second touchdown by Warfield gave the Utes the lead for good at 20-18 midway through the fourth quarter. Bryan Borreson capped the scoring with a 30-yard field goal with 1:35 left.
Brett Elliott completed 19-of-35 passes for 216 yards, including a one-yard touchdown pass to Mark Palmer in the second quarter.
Utah overcame a huge game from Wyoming's Casey Bramlet, who completed 25-of-38 passes for 361 yards, including TD passes of 38 and nine yards to Scottie Vines. Vines' second TD catch gave Wyoming an 18-14 lead with 2:34 left in the second quarter.
Vines caught six passes for 112 yards for Wyoming (2-9, 1-5), which lost its third straight game.