UTAH UTES

Utah Football Falls In 2023 Rose Bowl Game To Penn State

Jan 2, 2023, 6:32 PM | Updated: 6:58 pm

PASADENA, Calif. – The Utah Utes fell in the Rose Bowl Game for the second straight season after losing to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

The No. 8 Utes and No. 11 Nittany Lions played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Monday, January 2.

Utah lost to Penn State, 35-21.

Rose Bowl Game: No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 8 Utah

In 2022, the Utes made their fourth Pac-12 championship in five years and secured a second Rose Bowl appearance in two years.

In what many are calling the last ‘traditional’ Rose Bowl game, future Rose Bowl games likely won’t take place on the New Year and won’t feature one Pac-12 and one Big Ten team. This is due to the upcoming 12-team College Football Playoff transition.

Heading into the Bowl game, both Penn State and Utah are boasting 10-win records. The Utes enter at 10-3 and Penn State enters at 10-2.

The Utes are missing star Tight End Brant Kuithe due to an early season leg injury. Clark Phillips is also out after declaring for the NFL draft. Dalton Kincaid, another rotational Tight End for Utah, will also miss the Rose Bowl with an injury.

100 years and one day ago, Penn State clashed with USC in the first-ever Rose Bowl. Penn State lost 14-3. They also lost to USC in Pasadena in 2008 and 2016. Penn State’s sole Rose Bowl victory came in 1994 against Oregon. Utah aims to give the Nittany Lions their first non-USC Rose Bowl loss.

First Half

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Second Half

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

Game Stats

Cameron Rising put up 95 yards on 8/21 passing with one touchdown and one interception. Bryson Barnes recorded 112 yards on 10/19 and also had one touchdown and one interception.

Ja’Quinden Jackson had 13 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. Devaughn Vele had 5 catches for 100 yards. Jaylen Dixon had 6 catches for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Penn State QB Sean Clifford passed for 279 yards and two touchdowns on 16/21 attempts.

Nick Singleton had 7 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns. KeAndre Lambert-Smith caught 3 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

wilguens-exacte-jr-plays-in-utah-basketball-game-2023...

Michelle Bodkin

Report: Runnin’ Ute Forward Wilguens Exacte Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

The Runnin' Utes now have two players in the NCAA Transfer Portal after reports surfaced that forward Wilguens Exacte entered.

3 hours ago

Cam Rising and Brant Kuithe - Utah Utes vs. Southern Utah...

Michelle Bodkin

How To Watch Utah Football’s 22 Forever Spring Game

Fans have an opportunity to get a little glimpse into what Utah football has been working on in their 22 Forever Spring Game on Saturday.

8 hours ago

Lynne-Roberts-Alissa-Pili-Embrace-After-Big-Win-At-Huntsman-Center...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Women’s Basketball Star Alissa Pili Heading To Brooklyn For WNBA Draft

Utah women's basketball star Alissa Pili is heading to Brooklyn, New York as part of the 2024 WNBA Draft next week.

1 day ago

Cam Rising and Micah Bernard - Utah Utes vs. Ohio State - Rose Bowl Game...

Michelle Bodkin

Micah Bernard, Cam Rising Discuss Using An Injury Year To Get Better

Two Utah football stars discuss using an injury year to better prepare them for what could be a big season for the Utes in 2024.

1 day ago

BYU Baseball - Miller Park...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: 28 Beehive Locals Join Minor League Teams For 2024

From Cache to Washington Counties and everywhere between, 28 local athletes litter minor-league baseball rosters at the pro level.

2 days ago

Britain-Covey-Philadelphia-Eagles-NFL Utah...

Chandler Holt

Eagles WR Britain Covey Speaks On Love For State Of Utah

Eagles wide receiver and former Utah Ute Britain Covey joined the KSL Sports Zone to talk about his NFL career and what's on the horizon.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Utah Football Falls In 2023 Rose Bowl Game To Penn State