PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Utah's Cam Rising saw his dream of winning the Rose Bowl end early due to injury for the second straight season.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah's Kyle Whittingham doesn’t care what conversation he’s involved in when it comes to the chatter of today’s top college football coaches.
But after his Utes dismantled College Football Playoff-hopeful Southern California 47-24 on Friday night in the Pac-12 championship game, it may be time to place his name alongside those considered today’s greats.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Utah Utes comprehend the complexity of what needs to happen to get into the Pac-12 championship game.
The convoluted equation all starts with the 14th-ranked Utes knocking off a struggling Colorado team Saturday at Folsom Field.
Stanford (3-6, 1-6 Pac-12) at No. 13 Utah (7-2, 5-1, No. 13 CFP), Saturday, 10 p.m. EST (ESPN).
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Utah by 24 1/2
Kyle Whittingham has a word of advice for any Utah player thinking about leaving the program: Stand up and be recognized.
Because senior night for the 13th-ranked Utes isn't reserved just for seniors.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Backup quarterback Bryson Barnes threw for 175 yards and a touchdown and No. 14 Utah beat Washington State 21-17 on Thursday night to stay in the hunt for the Pac-12 championship game.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Time was dwindling but the decision had already been made as Cameron Rising drove Utah down the field against previously unbeaten Southern California.
“We were going to keep the ball in Cam’s hands,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said.
No. 7 Southern California (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) at No. 20 Utah (4-2, 2-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Utah by 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Kyle Whittingham and his 11th-ranked Utah squad want to make another trip to the Rose Bowl in three months, Saturday’s game against No. 18 UCLA will go a long way in determining that.
Things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 11 Utah (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) at No. 18 UCLA (5-0, 2-0)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cam Rising threw for 224 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in three quarters to help No. 14 Utah rout San Diego State 35-7 on Saturday night.
Rising is the first Utah quarterback since 2017 to pass for 200 or more yards in the first three games of the season.
San Diego State (1-1) at No. 14 Utah (1-1), Saturday, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Line: Utah by 20 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The rise of Cameron Rising can be traced to almost exactly a year ago, when the Utah quarterback came off the bench and nearly rescued the Utes in a three-overtime loss against San Diego State.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After dropping a heartbreaker to Florida in the season opener, Cameron Rising said Utah didn’t want to leave anything to chance against Southern Utah.
“The game plan was just to come out and dominate,” Rising said.
Southern Utah (1-0) at No. 13 Utah (0-1), 1:30 p.m. ET. (Pac-12 Networks)
Line: No early line on FanDuel Sportsbook
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s offense finally caught up to its defense last season, propelling the Utes to their first Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl berth.
Utah averaged a league-best 37.3 points per game against other Pac-12 teams, led the league in rushing offense (217.21 ypg), ranked third in total offense (431.5 ypg), and converted 50.6% of their third-down attempts.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Unlike last season, Cam Rising isn’t facing a battle to become Utah’s starting quarterback heading into a new year.
Rising cemented his spot atop the depth chart when he led the Utes to their first Pac-12 championship and first Rose Bowl berth a season ago.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Utah made sure its first trip to the Rose Bowl was memorable. Unfortunately for the Utes, they ran out of time to rally.
The 10th-ranked Utes led most of the way Saturday, but an injury to quarterback Cam Rising during the fourth quarter and an undermanned secondary proved too much to overcome as No.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Utah’s first Rose Bowl appearance is a landmark achievement. For the 10th-ranked Utes and their fans, it feels like the culmination of this program’s steady 20-year transformation from a mid-major overachiever to a perennial championship contender in the Pac-12 and beyond.
With everything Utah endured — and accomplished — this season, it's no surprise coach Kyle Whittingham was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year for 2021.
Utah is going to the Rose Bowl for the first time after defeating Oregon in the Pac-12 championship, a game the Utes reached after righting themselves following a rocky start on the field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utah's football program has come a long way since the last time it faced Ohio State.
In 1986, the Utes were a struggling program in the Western Athletic Conference when they went to Columbus and were drilled 64-6 by the Buckeyes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Utah players celebrated the Pac-12 championship surrounded by roses and confetti, the memories of two teammates who couldn't share in the moment was paramount.
The past year marked by tragedy following the deaths of Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe will end with the long-coveted Rose Bowl bid.
Just 13 days after Utah knocked Oregon out of contention for a College Football Playoff berth, the two teams meet again to decide the Pac-12 champion.
The winner of Friday night's game in Las Vegas will be going to the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Losing a couple of early season games was far from the most difficult thing Utah had to overcome to get back to the Pac-12 title game.
“We’ve taken probably the hardest thing that can happen and we’ve turned it into something beautiful,” receiver Britain Covey said after Senior Day victory against Colorado on Friday.
No. 4 Oregon (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 3 CFP) at No. 24 Utah (7-3, 6-1, No. 23 CFP), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC).
Line: Utah by 3½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham played it cool. He mentioned how this was just another game and how the Utes were treating it exactly as such.
That's a hard sell.
In reality, there’s a heap riding on Saturday night's clash between No.
After two lopsided wins, the Utah Utes are on the verge of winning the Pac-12 South.
Coach Kyle Whittingham knows it. His players know it.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Utah got off to fast start and didn't let up.
Tavion Thomas ran for four TDs in the first half, TJ Pledger scored on a school-record 96-yard run and Utah ran past Stanford 52-7 on Friday night.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After seizing control of the race for the Pac-12 South title a week ago, Utah knows one small let up could open the competition back up again.
The Utes can take a big step toward locking up a spot in the Pac-12 title game next month in Las Vegas with a victory on Friday night at Stanford.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tavion Thomas rushed for a career-high 160 yards and a school record-tying four touchdowns to power Utah to a 44-24 win Saturday night as the school retired the number 22 in honor of the untimely deaths of Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stopping the run has become a huge problem for Utah.
The Utes led the Pac-12 in rushing defense for three consecutive seasons heading into this year. Now Utah is the one getting bullied along the line of scrimmage.
After a disappointing start and unspeakable tragedy, Utah has found its footing.
The Utes (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) are the only undefeated team in conference play and sit atop the South Division. If they follow this trajectory, they could be in position to vie for a first-ever Rose Bowl appearance.
The Utah Utes raised their voices — and their coach — after an emotional come-from-behind win over a ranked Arizona State team.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is once again emerging as a serious Pac-12 title contender.
The Utes are gaining momentum in pursuit of a third division title in four years after taking down a third straight league opponent.
MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Utah football player Aaron Lowe was remembered as an optimist, role model and friend at his funeral Monday, and coach Kyle Whittingham announced the school would retire Lowe's number and establish a scholarship in his name.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time in less than a year, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is trying to help his players deal with the loss of a teammate.
Whittingham hopes the Utes can find some solace on the field when they play at Southern California on Saturday, their first game since safety Aaron Lowe was killed in a shooting at a postgame party.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah players and coaches returned to practice Monday grieving one of their own who was killed in a shooting at a postgame party.
The team was on the field for the first time since sophomore defensive back Aaron Lowe was shot on Sept.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe died in a shooting at house party early Sunday, less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting.
Salt Lake City police said the 21-year-old Lowe was killed just after midnight, a few hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Creating an identity on offense is the biggest dilemma facing Utah entering Pac-12 play.
The Utes (1-2) head into their Pac-12 opener against Washington State (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) on Saturday with a ton of question marks on that side of the ball.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Quarterback Charlie Brewer has left the Utah Utes after losing his starting job to Cameron Rising, the team said Tuesday.
Brewer, a four-year starter at Baylor, transferred to Utah for his final season and won the starting job following a heated competition with Rising in the preseason camp.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Still stinging from a loss to an old rival, Utah is back on the road this weekend to face another former conference foe with an unbeaten record and plenty to gain from a win over the Utes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Charlie Brewer threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns in his Utah debut to help the No. 24 Utes beat Weber State 40-17 on Thursday night.
Dalton Kincaid caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the opener for both teams.
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