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Utah Cornerback Clark Phillips III Seals Win Over Washington State With Pick-Six

Dec 19, 2020, 3:28 PM | Updated: 5:35 pm
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Clark Phillips III #8 of the Utah Utes runs back an interception for a touchdown, as he is chased by Liam Ryan #63 and Max Borghi #21 of the Washington State Cougars during their game on December 19, 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 cornerback Clark Phillips III sealed the game and win for the Utes with a pick-six of Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura late in the fourth quarter.

The Utes hosted the Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, December 19.

With 2:06 left in the game and Washington State down 38-28, de Laura forced a ball down the field into coverage.

Phillips intercepted the pass and returned the ball 36 yards for a Utah touchdown.

The score stretched Utah’s lead to 45-28.

After trailing Washington State 28-7 at halftime, the Utes scored 38 unanswered points in the second half, including 24 points in the final 15 minutes.

It was Phillips’ first career interception and touchdown.

The turnover was Washington State’s third of four giveaways in the fourth quarter.

It was de Laura’s first interception.

After the pick, Phillips had two total tackles, one solo tackle, one fumble recovery, one interception, one pass breakup, and a touchdown.

Washington State fell to 1-3 on the season with the loss.

With the victory, Utah improved to 3-2 to finish the season.

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