Utah punter Tom Hackett makes touchdown-saving tackle

In the long run, Tom Hackett's touchdown-saving tackle on Johnathan Loyd's punt return had absolutely no change on the outcome of the Utes' game against Oregon. All it really did was keep Oregon from doubling up the Utes late in the fourth quarter.

But talk about playing until the final whistle. Hackett did just that with this diving leap to barely trip up Loyd as the last man standing between the Duck and the end zone. The final replay really gives a good angle.

[Related: Utah drops ball before crossing goal line, Oregon returns it for a 100-yard score]

Seeing as Oregon won 51-27, I'm sure Loyd's teammates will be giving him a good ribbing for quite some time about the touchdown that could have been.

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