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Utah Football Finishes Home Schedule Undefeated After Win Over Colorado

Nov 26, 2021, 2:05 PM | Updated: 5:08 pm
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(Photo courtesy of Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah football program finished their home schedule at 6-0 after a 28-13 win over Colorado on Senior Day.

The No. 19 Utes hosted the Buffaloes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 26.

Pregame

Utah is wearing the “22 forever” decals on their helmets on Friday to honor Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe in the regular season finale.

First Quarter

Utah got the ball to start the game. Cam Rising over threw Brant Kuithe and the Buffs took the pick to the Utah 15-yard line. Colorado threw three straight incomplete passes and settled for a 33-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead with 12:32 left in the opening quarter.

Second Quarter

It didn’t take the Utes long to get going in the second quarter. T.J. Pledger busted out a 27-yards that set Utah up in the red zone. On the next play, Cam Rising connected with Brant Kuithe for a 19-yard TD. The Utes took a 7-3 lead with 12:23 left in the first half.

Minutes later, Utah went down the field and Cam Rising found another tight end for a touchdown. This time it was Dalton Kincaid from 28-yards out. Utah was in control with a 14-3 lead with 8:02 left until halftime.

Just before halftime, Colorado nailed a 56-yard field goal.

Third Quarter

Utah kicked to Colorado to start the second half. Nikko Reed ran the kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown. The Buffs were within one point, 14-13 with 14:45 to play in the third.

The Utes didn’t need much time to get points on the board in the third quarter. They ran seven plays in 2:29 that ended in a 12-yard TD run by Tavion Thomas, his first score of the game. Utah’s lead was up 21-13 with 12:08 remaining in the third.

Midway through the third quarter, Rising made a great play. The signal-caller had the ball with an open lane to run down the far sideline. He was making his way to the line of scrimmage when he threw a shovel pass to Britain Covey for a 13-yard TD. Utah’s lead was up to 28-13 with 6:45 remaining in the third.

Fourth Quarter

Both teams were scoreless over the final 15 minutes of action and Utah won by two scores.

With the victory, the Utes improved to a 9-3 record this season, including 8-1 in Pac-12 action.

Utah’s next game will be in the Pac-12 title game.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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