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Pledger, Rising Extend Utah’s Lead Over Oregon During Pac-12 Title Game

Dec 3, 2021, 8:49 PM | Updated: 9:51 pm

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Quarterback Cameron Rising #7 of the Utah Utes stiff-arms linebacker Noah Sewell #1 of the Oregon Ducks in the face during the PAC-12 Football Championship Game featuring the Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes on December 3, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS – Utah running back TJ Pledger ran into the end zone for a goal line touchdown to take a commanding lead against the Oregon Ducks.

The No. 17 Utes and No. 10 Ducks played in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game at Allegiant Stadium on Friday, December 3.

With 6:33 left in the third quarter, Pledger burst for four yards and across the goal line for a Utah touchdown.

The score extended the Utes’ lead to 29-3.

After the run, Pledger had four carries for 14 yards and a touchdown.

Utah quarterback Cam Rising ran into the end zone for a two-point conversion after Pledger’s run. The two-point play stretched the lead to 31-3.

The touchdown capped a three-play, 45-yard drive that lasted only 26 seconds.

Following the drive, Rising was 12/21 passing for 151 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He added eight carries for 52 yards on the ground.

The Pac-12 title game between Utah and Oregon is broadcast on ABC and 700 AM.

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Pledger, Rising Extend Utah’s Lead Over Oregon During Pac-12 Title Game