Jazz Players Attend Utah Football’s Game Against UCLA Bruins

Sep 23, 2023, 4:10 PM | Updated: Sep 25, 2023, 2:24 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – A group of Utah Jazz players pulled up to Rice-Eccles Stadium for the Utes conference matchup against the UCLA Bruins.

Collin Sexton, Johnny Juzang, and Micah Potter were all cheering for Utah Football on Saturday.

Well, Sexton and Potter were definitely rooting for the home squad.

Juzang, a UCLA alum, was most likely rooting for a Bruins upset in SLC.

The Jazz players may have brought some good luck to the Utes. They held UCLA to their first scoreless half since 2016.

Utah led UCLA going into the final quarter, 14-0.

Three Storylines For UCLA Vs. Utah

  1. Cam Rising. There has been some buzz around this week. More than the previous two weeks against Baylor and Weber State, but equal to Florida. Do Ute fans get to see their beloved QB1 at long last? It’s feeling more possible than it has in a while, but no one is going to know for sure until when/if number seven goes running out on the field suited.
  2. Battle Of The Freshman Quarterbacks. If there is no Cam Rising for Utah, that means redshirt freshman Nate Johnson will be leading the charge. On the opposite side of the field, five-star freshman standout Dante Moore will be leading the UCLA Bruins. With that in mind, there is some fun potential to get a look at the bright future at quarterback in college football with this game- even if both parties will be going their separate ways moving forward.
  3. The Beginning Of The End. This game, along with all of the rest of the Pac-12 openers this weekend marks a moment of bittersweetness as the league will mostly dissolve after this season. It also looks to be one of the most epic seasons in conference history with the amount of talent and competitive teams on the roster for the “Conference of Champions.” For this game specifically, the Utes will be moving on to the Big 12 while the Bruins will be heading to the Big Ten in 2024. Don’t take these games and moments for granted. Fans are in for a treat, albeit a sad one watching the last chapter of a rich 108-year-old history. Savor. Every. Moment.

Two Questions Heading Into UCLA Vs. Utah

  1. Who Starts At Quarterback? Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Unfortunately, until Cam Rising is back this will continue to be a big question. Especially with the Utes entering conference play and a three-peat on the line. The longer they go without Rising in conference play, the less likely it is they take home a third title.
  2. Who Wins: Utah’s Run Defense Or UCLA’s Run Offense? This matchup is going to be fun. Right now, the Utah defense ranks 10th in the country and second in the Pac-12 in rush defense while UCLA currently ranks third in the country and first in rushing offense. Whoever is most effective in this battle wins the game.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports

Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

Take us with you, wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes


Michelle Bodkin

Exclusive: Quarterback Nate Johnson Details His Decision To Leave Utah Football

Former Utah Utes quarterback Nate Johnson gave details Wednesday afternoon on his decision to leave Utah football last week.

12 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Athletics Reacts To Salt Lake City Being ‘Preferred Host’ For 2034 Olympics

The 2034 Winter Olympics are likely to coming to SLC after the IOC announced it was the "preferred host" and Utah Athletics is excited.

15 hours ago


Kyle Ireland

Week 13: Top Plays From BYU, Utah, Utah State

The college football regular season is officially over and the BYU Cougars, Utah Utes, and Utah State Aggies made big plays during Week 13.

18 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Levani Damuni Announces One More Year In 2024 With Utah

Levani Damuni announced his intention to play one more season for the Utes in 2024 with a post to X late Tuesday night.

20 hours ago

Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham...

Ben Anderson

Big 12, PAC-12 Power Poll Week 14

The college football season is nearly complete and that means it’s time for week 14 of the Big 12, PAC-12 Power Poll.

2 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Women’s Basketball Blows By Carroll College

Utah women’s basketball continued their run from home hosting Carroll College Tuesday morning ahead of their rivalry game with BYU.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles


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!

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.


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.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.


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.

Jazz Players Attend Utah Football’s Game Against UCLA Bruins