Cameron Rising threw for 415 yards, ran for 3 touchdowns and scampered up the center for a go-ahead two-point conversion with 48 seconds left in No. 20 Utah’s 43-42 victory over No. 7 Southern California on Saturday evening.
Rising rushed a yard for a landing on fourth all the way down to arrange the deciding conversion.
Caleb Williams threw for 381 yards and 5 touchdowns for Southern California (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12). Utah (5-2, 3-1) held the Trojans on their last-ditch drive, handing them their first loss as a report crowd of 53,609 shook Rice-Eccles Stadium after which flooded the sphere.
The Utes wanted each one among Rising’s massive performs along with his legs and his arm throughout his profession evening. Rising, who was as soon as dedicated to present USC coach Lincoln Riley when he was at Oklahoma, grew to become the primary Utah QB to throw for 400 yards since Brian Johnson had 417 in opposition to San Diego State in 2005.
Dalton Kincaid had 15 catches for 217 yards, essentially the most for a Ute since Carl Harry had 255 yards in 1988.
Southern Cal’s Mario Williams had 4 catches for 145 yards and Jordan Addison had seven receptions for 106 yards earlier than an ankle damage took him out of the sport.
Against an all-out blitz, Williams related with Michael Jackson III, who stepped by means of a sort out for a 20-yard landing with 6:15 to play for a 42-35 lead. It was Jackson’s first catch of the season.
Utah has gained 23 of its final 24 residence video games, together with a streak of 12 in a row.
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Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner at Pittsburgh because the nation’s prime receiver, had seven catches for 106 yards however harm his ankle on a reverse within the third quarter.
Southern California: The Trojans had been prolific on offense, however the protection couldn’t cease Rising, particularly when it counted. Key penalties typically stymied the Trojans after they had alternatives to take a commanding lead.
Utah: Rising willed the Utes to the win however the protection was gashed by the Trojans. Utah defenders typically took poor angles in opposition to USC’s pace. Utah turned nearly completely to the passing sport because the operating sport was stuffed, aside from Rising’s energy runs.
Utah ought to rise however the Trojans shouldn’t fall far after the 2 groups went toe-to-toe for 60 minutes.
Southern California: At Arizona on Oct. 29.
Utah: At Washington State on Oct. 27.