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Clark Phillips III Recognized Again, Utah Picking Up Steam

Oct 4, 2022, 9:30 AM | Updated: 2:14 pm

SALT LAKE CITY-Β Utah football cornerback Clark Phillips III posted an incredible game last Saturday when the Utes hosted in-conference foe Oregon State. On Sunday he was recognized by Walter Camp Award as their National Defensive Player of the Week, and Monday the Pac-12 Conference named him their player of the week as well. Phillips has been recognized for a second time on the national stage for his incredible performance last week, this time coming from the Chuck Bednarik Award recognizing him as their Player of the Week.

The Utes Are Picking Up Steam

After a bit of a quiet start, most likely due to some letdown from their season opener against Florida, the Utes appear to be back on track and drawing national attention again. Phillips III’s three-interception game didn’t hurt in ramping up the excitement around Utah football again.

Currently the Utes are one of three Power Five teams to rank in the top tier of college football in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Utes’ offense, led by quarterback Cam Rising sits at #11 and Utah’s defense is at #12 in putting up points on the year.

Utah is starring down two big tests over the next two weeks that could also go a long way to putting them squarely where they said they wanted to be before the season started. This week, the Utes will be traveling to Pasadena to take on #18 UCLA at the Rose Bowl. Next week Utah will be home hosting #6 USC in what many believe will be a preview of the Pac-12 Championship Game later in December.

A win against two Top 25 teams would put the Utes squarely in the drivers seat not only to potentially win the Pac-12 Conference for a second year in a row, but could also launch them back into the College Football Playoff discussion.

 

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