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Clark Phillips III Picks Off C.J. Stroud To Prevent TD During Rose Bowl Game

Jan 1, 2022, 5:33 PM
Clark Phillips III - Utah Utes - Rose Bowl Game...
Clark Phillips III #8 of the Utah Utes breaks up a pass intended for Jaxon Smith-Njigba #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter in the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium on January 01, 2022 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

PASADENA, Calif. – Utah Utes cornerback Clark Phillips prevented a touchdown by the Ohio State Buckeyes with an interception of C.J. Stroud during the Rose Bowl Game.

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

With 13:43 remaining in the third quarter, Stroud floated a ball into the back corner of the end zone

Phillips played the ball perfectly and picked off the Heisman finalist to prevent the Buckeyes from adding six points onto the scoreboard.

The interception halted a four-play, 53-yard drive by Ohio State to open the second half.

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

The former Ohio State verbal commit entered the game with 56 total tackles, 41 solo tackles, one interception, 12 pass breakups, and a touchdown for the Utes this season.

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

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