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Final score: Utah 43, USC 42


Fourth quarter

0:48

Cam Rising ran into the end zone for the third time this game, paving the way for his team to take the lead with a two-point conversion. And guess what? He got the two-point conversion with his legs, as well. Utah 43, USC 42

6:15

The Trojans are back on top with just over six minutes left in the game. Wide receiver Michael Jackson III scored off a 20-yard pass from quarterback Caleb Williams. USC 42, Utah 35

10:55

Utah quarterback Cam Rising isn’t giving up. He tied the game with his legs after a tough trip down the field. Flags were flying throughout the drive as both teams got a little sloppy. The USC defense’s mistakes were costlier though, resulting in more than 30 penalty yards. USC 35, Utah 35

Third quarter

5:05

Heartbreak for the Utes! Utah running back Micah Bernard fumbled just three yards short of the end zone and the USC defense recovered the ball.

11:02

Not to be outdone, the Trojans flew down the field and retook the lead. Tight end Josh Falo got the touchdown, his second of the game. USC 35, Utah 28

12:02

It’s all tied up! The Utes needed less than two minutes to score their first touchdown of the second half off a pass from Cam Rising to tight end Dalton Kincaid. The drive included a fun trick play: Wide receiver Devaughn Vele took on quarterback duties and threw it Rising for a nine-yard gain. USC 28, Utah 28

Second quarter

0:30

The Utes ended the first half with a bang, scoring with just 30 seconds left on the clock. Wide receiver Devaughn Vele got in the end zone on a 16-yard pass from Cam Rising. USC 28, Utah 21

1:15

USC had an answer for Utah’s second-quarter resurgence, and tight end Josh Falo scored touchdown no. 4. Once again, the Trojans benefitted from a long pass from quarterback Caleb Williams to wide receiver Mario Williams. USC 28, Utah 14

4:01

Quarterback Cam Rising made it a one-score game after running it in two yards for a touchdown. The play of the drive was a 45-yard pass from Rising to wide receiver Money Parks. USC 21, Utah 14

10:44

Utah’s defense (finally) stood strong and forced a turnover on downs at the Utah 38.

14:20

Wide receiver Kyron Hudson scored USC’s third touchdown of the game after getting open in the end zone. The Trojans were in scoring position thanks to a huge, 65-yard pass from Caleb Williams to wide receiver Mario Williams. USC 21, Utah 7

First quarter

1:08

Think roughing the passer penalties are only controversial in the NFL? Think again. The Utes got their first touchdown of the game — off a 12-yard run from Micah Bernard — after the referees erased an interception by throwing a flag. USC 14, Utah 7

4:53

After the Utah defense was penalized for holding on third down, USC made them pay. Wide receiver Jordan Addison scored the second touchdown of the game for the Trojans. USC 14, Utah 0

8:57

Utah tried for a field goal after getting stopped inside the 20-yard line, but kicker Jordan Noyes missed. Less than ideal. USC 7, Utah 0

13:16

The USC Trojans made it look easy during their first drive of the game. After a 55-yard run from quarterback Caleb Williams got them to the 18-yard line, running back Travis Dye got in for the touchdown two plays later. USC 7, Utah 0

Pregame

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