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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.

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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

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