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GAMEDAY College Football

Utah 45, Arizona 20

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

By JOHN COON
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY - Ja'Quinden Jackson ran for a career-high 97 yards and a touchdown and No. 12 Utah had a season-high 306 yards rushing in a 45-20 win over Arizona.

Cam Rising threw for 151 yards and a touchdown in his return following a one-game absence. Utah (No. 14 CFP, 7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) forced seven fumbles and recovered four.

Jayden de Laura had 159 yards passing and ran for a touchdown to lead Arizona (3-6, 1-5). The Wildcats totaled 387 yards but gained only 138 yards after halftime.

Utah took control of the game in the second quarter behind an imposing running attack. The Utes racked up 153 yards and four touchdowns on the ground in the first half while averaging 7.0 yards per carry. Three of the scores came in the second quarter.

Arizona got its only touchdown before halftime when Michael Wiley gained 57 yards on a jet sweep to set up De Laura's 3-yard scoring run two plays later to tie the score 7-7.

Third string QB Nate Johnson scored touchdowns on his first two career carries to help Utah pull away before halftime. His first touchdown, an 8-yard run, put the Utes up 14-7. After Zemaiah Vaughn recovered a muffed punt return at the Arizona 9, Johnson punched it in on his second run one play later to extend the lead to 28-7.

The Utes drove deep into Arizona territory twice in the third quarter, but fumbles ended both drives. Utah finally scored its fifth touchdown early in the fourth on Rising's first touchdown pass. He connected with Thomas Yassmin on a 12-yard strike to extend the Utes' lead to 38-10.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona: The Wildcats came into the game with nation's third-ranked passing offense but struggled to generate much through the air against Utah. Arizona was held to 231 yards passing after averaging 340.1 yards through the air in its previous contests.

Utah: Taking a running back-by-committee approach worked well for the Utes. Nine different players carried the ball for Utah and five averaged at least seven yards per carry.

November 5, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter AriUtah
Utah TD 8:53 Jaylen Dixon 7 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 0 7
Ari TD 7:07 Jayden de Laura 3 yard TD run (Tyler Loop Extra Point) 7 7
Utah TD 1:35 Nate Johnson 8 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 7 14
Second Quarter AriUtah
Utah TD 11:21 Ja'Quinden Jackson 2 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 7 21
Utah TD 3:23 Nate Johnson 9 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 7 28
Ari FG 0:44 Tyler Loop 30 yard field goal 10 28
Third Quarter AriUtah
Utah FG 4:31 Jadon Redding 27 yard field goal 10 31
Fourth Quarter AriUtah
Utah TD 10:16 Thomas Yassmin 12 yard TD pass from Cameron Rising (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 10 38
Utah TD 4:10 Charlie Vincent 2 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 10 45
Ari SF 2:41 Team safety 12 45
Ari TD 0:55 Tetairoa McMillan 2 yard TD pass from Noah Fifita (Tetairoa McMillan 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 20 45
Team Stats
  Arizona Utah
First downs 14 27
  Rushing 8 17
  Passing 5 7
  Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Efficiency 3-11, 27% 8-12, 67%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 25-156 55-306
Passing Yards 231 151
Return Yards 116 12
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-30-0 13-25-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-28 1-7
Punts 5 2
Fumbles Lost 7-4 3-2
Penalties - Yards 4-55 1-15
Arizona Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. de Laura 10 20 159 0 0
N. Fifita 5 10 72 1 0
Utah Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Rising 13 25 151 1 0
Arizona Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Wiley 6 64 10.7 0
R. Luke 3 42 14.0 0
D. Williams 3 26 8.7 0
J. de Laura 10 13 1.3 1
J. Coleman 3 11 3.7 0
Utah Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Jackson 13 97 7.5 1
J. Glover 8 69 8.6 0
M. Bernard 12 48 4.0 0
T. Thomas 8 38 4.8 0
N. Johnson 3 23 7.7 2
C. Vincent 7 23 3.3 1
M. Parks 1 8 8.0 0
J. Dixon 1 7 7.0 1
C. Rising 2 -7 -3.5 0
Arizona Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. McMillan 4 78 19.5 1
A. Simpson 1 51 51.0 0
M. Wiley 2 41 20.5 0
J. Cowing 5 29 5.8 0
T. McLachlan 2 23 11.5 0
D. Singer 1 9 9.0 0
Utah Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Vele 5 57 11.4 0
T. Yassmin 2 42 21.0 1
J. Dixon 4 34 8.5 0
M. Parks 1 19 19.0 0
M. Bernard 1 -1 -1.0 0
Arizona Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Utah Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Arizona Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ostendorp 5 206 41.2
Utah Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bouwmeester 2 85 42.5
Arizona Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Cowing 1 -4 -4.0
Utah Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Vele 2 18 9.0
T. Gilmore 1 -6 -6.0
Arizona Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Simpson 7 120 17.1
Utah Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Arizona Missed FG
Player Length
Utah Missed FG
Player Length




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