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Utah Football Stifles UCLA Bruins, Picks Up First Conference Win

Sep 23, 2023, 4:55 PM | Updated: Sep 25, 2023, 2:24 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Utes football team defeated the UCLA Bruins, 14-7, in the first conference matchup of the season on Saturday.

The Utes had one offensive touchdown, one defensive touchdown, and didn’t allow UCLA to score until late in the fourth quarter.


After strong speculation early in the week that Cam Rising would be cleared for play, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported that Nate Johnson would suit up for No. 11 Utah against No. 22 UCLA.

Things around the building felt very positive about Rising being available this week after starting the year recovering from an ACL surgery.

However, according to Thamel, some doubt about Rising’s availability has now surfaced citing several sources informing him the Utes are likely to look to Johnson for a second week in a row.

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