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Utah QB Cameron Rising Out For Season After Suffering Injury Against USC

Nov 24, 2020, 9:11 AM

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Cameron Rising #7 of the Utah Utes is pressured in the pocket by Drake Jackson #99 and Marlon Tuipulotu #93 of the USC Trojans during their game November 21, 2020 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham announced that sophomore quarterback Cameron Rising will miss the remainder of the season.

Rising suffered an injury in the second quarter of Utah’s 33-17 loss to the USC Trojans on Saturday, November 21. The California native dropped back to pass and was sacked by USC and fumbled the ball. As he reached for the football on the ground, he suffered the injury.

“Biggest loss is Cam Rising, it looks like he is done for the season at least that’s what has been indicated to me barring a miracle,” Whittingham told the media on Tuesday morning. “He’s not going to be back with us. So we move forward and Jake Bentley is our guy and we’ll just continue to get ready and and go through the season.”

Rising Out For Season

It’s disappointing to lose Rising for the season because he worked his way up to being the starter. After transferring to Utah from Texas in 2018, Rising was forced to sit out for the 2019 season due to NCAA rules. The Utes put Rising on the scout team offense where he faced Utah’s No. 1 defense all week during practice.

Rising finished the game going 3-of-6 passing for 45 yards, one interception and the fumble before the injury.

Bentley Now The Starter

Jake Bentley is a graduate transfer from South Carolina. He started 34 games for the Gamecocks from 2016-19. The senior threw for 7,527 yards and 55 touchdowns for his former team.

“He’s got 30 plus SEC starts under his belt and performed very well in the SEC. So it’s not like it’s an unknown commodity,” Whittingham mentioned. “We can build the offense around Jake now and his skill set away we go. We feel very fortunate that he’s with us, and we expect him to get the job done.”

Against USC on Saturday, Bentley went 16-of-28 passing for 171 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Utah is scheduled to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sunday, November 29. Kickoff time and broadcast information should be announced in the coming days.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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