Live coverage: Utah hosts Washington State Cougars in Pac-12 opener

Deseret News is providing live coverage of tonight’s game between Utah and Washington State. Follow updates throughout the day.

Half time

Utah leads at halftime despite a 212-96 attacking lead in two quarters. Washington State was able to move the ball more easily than Utah – particularly down midfield – entering the red zone three times, but the Utes were able to keep the Cougars to just two goals. on the field, thanks to the red zone pits and an interception by Karene Reid. The defensive line is performing better than the last two weeks, with three sacks in the first half.

Cam Rising is 4-for-7 for 26 yards, with Micah Bernard rushing six times for 23 yards as the offense struggled much of the game.

Cam Rising and Britain Covey were essential on the Utes’ lone touchdown, as Rising rushed for 31 yards, Covey gained 14 on a sweeping throw, then quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson scored on a designed run. .

Utah’s offense must intensify in the second half, as the defense could start to tire if the possession time – 22 minutes for WSU, 8 minutes for Utah – stays on par.

End of the 1st trimester

The quarter ends aimlessly. Washington State moved the ball much better than Utah, entering Utes territory in both drives, but the Utah defense managed to keep the Cougars scoreless – first on a fourth save, then on an interception of Karene Reid.

Utah’s offense has struggled so far, scoring just 36 offensive yards. Quarterback Cam Rising and running back Micah Bernard struggled with a few transfers, with one fumble and another near fumble. Rising missed tight end Brant Kuithe twice on the third down.

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