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Utah Utes Strike First In Rose Bowl Game On Strike From Rising To Covey

Jan 1, 2022, 3:35 PM | Updated: 3:56 pm
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Britain Covey #18 of the Utah Utes celebrates his touchdown with Cameron Rising #7 of the Utah Utes during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium on January 01, 2022 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

PASADENA, Calif. – The Utah football team struck first in the Rose Bowl Game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on a strike from Cam Rising to Britain Covey.

The No. 11 Utes played the No. 6 Buckeyes at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Saturday, January 1.

With 9:29 remaining in the opening quarter, Rising threw a dart over the middle to Covey for a 19-yard touchdown.

Covey’s catch gave Utah an early 7-0 lead.

The Rising-Covey connecting capped a five-play, 56-yard drive that lasted 1:37.

Following the toss, Rising was 3/5 passing for 41 yards and a touchdown. Rising entered the game having thrown for 2,279 yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions this season.

After the reception, Covey had one catch for 19 yards and a touchdown. Covey came to Pasadena with 49 receptions for 480 yards and two touchdowns this season.

The Rose Bowl Game between Utah and Ohio State is broadcast on ESPN and 700 AM.

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