SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Utah saddled Brigham Young with its first losing record in 29 years, holding the Cougars to a pair of field goals in a 13-6 victory.
BYU (5-7) lost its final two games and finished under .500 for the first time since going 5-6 in 1973, LaVell Edwards' second year as coach.
Edwards then led the Cougars to 27 consecutive non-losing seasons before retiring after the 2000 campaign and Gary Crowton kept alive the streak in his first season at BYU last year.
But the Cougars fell on hard times this season. Last week, they lost at home to New Mexico for the first time in 30 years.
BYU jumped to a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter on field goals of 30 and 48 yards by Matt Payne. Utah halved the deficit on Bryan Borreson's 31-yard field goal with 7:50 left in the first half.
The Utes' defense dominated the second half, holding the Cougars scoreless.
Brand Warfield rushed for 194 yards on 40 carries for Utah, including a four-yard TD run that gave the Utes a 10-6 lead with 3:03 left in the third quarter.
Borreson completed the scoring with a 22-yard field goal with 7:08 remaining in the contest.
BYU was held to minus-two yards on the ground. Matt Berry completed 12-of-21 passes for just 159 yards.
Brett Elliott completed 18-of-26 passes for 164 yards for Utah, which increased its lead in the all-time series to 46-28-4.