Utah QB Ja’Quinden Jackson Scores TD Against Washington State On Second Career Snap

Sep 25, 2021, 1:51 PM | Updated: 2:57 pm
Ja'Quinden Jackson - Utah Utes - Washington State Cougars...
Ja' Quinden Jackson #3 of the Utah Utes loses the ball after diving across the end zone for a touchdown as Jahad Woods #13 of the Washington State Cougars covers during their game September 25, 2021 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 freshman quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson scored his first college touchdown on his second career snap during the Utes’ game against the Washington State Cougars.

The Utes hosted the Cougars at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, September 25.

Late in the second quarter, Jackson took his first career snap and ran the ball for eight yards on a QB keeper.

On the subsequent play, the freshman ran the ball two yards and across the goal line for six points.

Jackson’s touchdown gave the Utes a 7-3 lead with 4:14 left in the first half.

Not only were the pair of plays Jackson’s first collegiate snaps, but they came in his first game action with the Utes.

Jackson’s touchdown capped a six-play, 80-yard drive that last 2:18.

All six plays on the drive came on the ground.

Utah’s game against Washington State is broadcast on the Pac-12 Network and 700 AM.

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