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What Kyle Whittingham said about Cam Rising’s Rose Bowl injury

The Ute star suffered a leg injury midway through the third quarter and, once again, was replaced by backup Bryson Barnes, similar to what happened last year in a Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State

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Utah Utes QB Cameron Rising (7) is helped off the field after getting injured on a run as Utah and Penn State play in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Penn State won 35-21.

Utah Utes QB Cameron Rising (7) is helped off the field after getting injured on a run as Utah and Penn State play in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Penn State won 35-21.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

PASADENA — For Utah quarterback Cam Rising, the unthinkable happened.

For the second consecutive season, Rising was unable to finish the Rose Bowl due to an injury. 

The Ute star suffered a leg injury midway through the third quarter Monday and, once again, was replaced by backup Bryson Barnes, similar to what happened last year in a Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State.

Rising’s absence certainly played a factor in No. 8 Utah’s 35-21 setback to No. 11 Penn State Monday. 

The Utes trailed just 21-14 when Rising went down. 

“It doesn’t look good; I can tell you that,” coach Kyle Whittingham said of Rising’s injury. “We’ll wait for confirmation from the medical people at a later date, either tonight or tomorrow.

“Looks like it could be something that takes a while to recover from. That’s not positive right now.”