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Utah 43, Southern Cal 42

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

By MATTHEW COLES
Associated Press

SALT AKE CITY - Cameron Rising threw for 415 yards, ran for three touchdowns and scampered up the middle for a go-ahead two-point conversion with 48 seconds left in No. 20 Utah's 43-42 victory over No. 7 Southern California.

Rising rushed a yard for a touchdown on fourth down to set up the deciding conversion.

Caleb Williams threw for 381 yards and five 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 record crowd of 53,609 shook Rice-Eccles Stadium and then flooded the field.

The Utes needed every one of Rising's big plays with his legs and his arm during his career night. Rising, who was once committed to current USC coach Lincoln Riley when he was at Oklahoma, became the first Utah QB to throw for 400 yards since Brian Johnson had 417 against San Diego State in 2005.

Dalton Kincaid had 15 catches for 217 yards, the most for a Ute since Carl Harry had 255 yards in 1988.

Southern Cal's Mario Williams had four catches for 145 yards and Jordan Addison had seven receptions for 106 yards before an ankle injury took him out of the game.

Against an all-out blitz, Williams connected with Michael Jackson III, who stepped through a tackle for a 20-yard touchdown with 6:15 to play for a 42-35 lead. It was Jackson's first catch of the season.

Utah has won 23 of its last 24 home games, including a streak of 12 in a row.

Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner at Pittsburgh as the nation's top receiver, had seven catches for 106 yards but hurt his ankle on a reverse in the third quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Southern California: The Trojans were prolific on offense, but the defense couldn't stop Rising, especially when it counted. Key penalties often stymied the Trojans when they had opportunities to take a commanding lead.

Utah: Rising willed the Utes to the win but the defense was gashed by the Trojans. Utah defenders often took poor angles against USC's speed. Utah turned almost exclusively to the passing game as the running game was stuffed, except for Rising's power runs.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter USCUtah
USC TD 13:16 Travis Dye 8 yard TD run (Denis Lynch Extra Point) 7 0
USC TD 4:53 Jordan Addison 2 yard TD pass from Caleb Williams (Denis Lynch Extra Point) 14 0
Utah TD 1:08 Micah Bernard 12 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 14 7
Second Quarter USCUtah
USC TD 14:20 Kyron Hudson 2 yard TD pass from Caleb Williams (Denis Lynch Extra Point) 21 7
Utah TD 4:01 Cameron Rising 2 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 21 14
USC TD 1:15 Josh Falo 3 yard TD pass from Caleb Williams (Denis Lynch Extra Point) 28 14
Utah TD 0:30 Devaughn Vele 16 yard TD pass from Cameron Rising (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 28 21
Third Quarter USCUtah
Utah TD 12:02 Dalton Kincaid 4 yard TD pass from Cameron Rising (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 28 28
USC TD 11:02 Josh Falo 11 yard TD pass from Caleb Williams (Denis Lynch Extra Point) 35 28
Fourth Quarter USCUtah
Utah TD 10:55 Cameron Rising 1 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 35 35
USC TD 6:15 Michael Jackson III 20 yard TD pass from Caleb Williams (Denis Lynch Extra Point) 42 35
Utah TD 0:48 Cameron Rising 1 yard TD run (Cameron Rising 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 42 43
Team Stats
  USC Utah
First downs 28 31
  Rushing 10 9
  Passing 16 19
  Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Efficiency 6-10, 60% 8-14, 57%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 27-175 32-138
Passing Yards 381 424
Return Yards 140 23
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-42-0 31-45-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-40 0-0
Punts 2 2
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 12-93 5-42
USC Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Williams 25 42 381 5 0
Utah Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Rising 30 44 415 2 0
D. Vele 1 1 9 0 0
USC Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Dye 11 76 6.9 1
C. Williams 8 57 7.1 0
J. Addison 2 27 13.5 0
A. Jones 4 16 4.0 0
R. Brown 1 2 2.0 0
Utah Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Rising 11 60 5.5 3
M. Bernard 11 37 3.4 1
T. Thomas 8 28 3.5 0
M. Parks 1 13 13.0 0
J. Jackson 1 0 0.0 0
USC Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Williams 4 145 36.3 0
J. Addison 7 106 15.1 1
T. Dye 3 43 14.3 0
T. Washington 4 35 8.8 0
M. Jackson III 1 20 20.0 1
J. Falo 2 14 7.0 2
T. Bynum 2 10 5.0 0
B. Rice 1 6 6.0 0
K. Hudson 1 2 2.0 1
Utah Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Kincaid 16 234 14.6 1
D. Vele 5 62 12.4 1
M. Parks 1 45 45.0 0
M. Bernard 5 40 8.0 0
J. Dixon 1 18 18.0 0
C. Rising 1 9 9.0 0
S. Enis 1 9 9.0 0
T. Thomas 1 7 7.0 0
USC Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Utah Interceptions
Player Int Yards
USC Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Sleep-Dalton 2 101 50.5
Utah Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bouwmeester 2 85 42.5
USC Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Utah Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Vele 1 23 23.0
USC Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Brown 4 86 21.5
T. Washington 2 54 27.0
Utah Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
USC Missed FG
Player Length
Utah Missed FG
Player Length
J. Noyes 34




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