Cam Rising Runs In TD, Gets Two-Point Conversion Against UCLA
Oct 8, 2022, 4:04 PM | Updated: 4:08 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s big Pac-12 showdown against UCLA is starting to look like an offensive shootout after Cam Rising ran in a touchdown.
UCLA started with the ball and easily scored a touchdown. Cam Rising led Utah down the field with big throws and running, which ended the drive with a six-yard TD run. With Utah trailing 21-16 after the TD, the Utes elected to go for two. Rising ran in the two-point conversion to trim the Bruins’ lead to 21-18 with 5:01 remaining in the third quarter.
It’s the second rushing touchdown of the season for Rising. Through that point in the game, the Utah signal caller had seven rushes for 37 yards and one TD. He also completed 14 of his 21 pass attempts for 189 yards and one interception.
Cam with the QB keeper‼️ Utes cut the lead to 21-18!
— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) October 8, 2022
UCLA may have the upper hand in the entire history of their games against Utah, but the Utes have been the ones with the strong showing recently in the series that dates back to 1933. Since then, the Utes and Bruins have met a total of 19 times with UCLA having a lead of 11-8. However, Utah has dominated the series with UCLA not winning a game since 2015, and getting absolutely drubbed in Salt Lake City last year, 44-24.
This year could be different for the Chip Kelly-led Bruins who are currently ranked No. 18 in the country after an impressive win over Washington the weekend before. Utah for their part will be coming into Pasadena ranked No. 11- their highest rank in 2022 since being No. 7 to start the season.
Coach Kelly’s time in Pasadena has been anything but smooth. After a reign of terror in Eugene between 2009 and 2012, Kelly has been a little underwhelming as a head coach since. However, the Bruins have steadily gotten better year by year since he took the job in 2018, though it’s taken longer than fans wanted.
Right now, Kelly is in the process of going from a minus in the win column to a positive, currently sitting at 23-25 as the head coach of UCLA. A win against the Utes will get Kelly that much closer and get the proverbial monkey off his back of not beating Utah since becoming the head coach of the Bruins.
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