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Utah quarterback Cam Rising injured, status, for rest of Rose Bowl vs. Penn State

Rising did not return to the Rose Bowl, and it hurt the Utes.

Utah Utes quarterback Cameron Rising runs against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the second half in the 109th Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Update 8:45 p.m. ET: Rising did not return to the game, which Penn State won 35-21. We still don’t have an update on his status.


Utah Utes quarterback Cam Rising was injured in the third quarter of the Rose Bowl against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Monday.

According to ESPN’s Holly Rowe, Rising headed to the locker room with an issue around his knees, which have given him issues this season already. Backup quarterback Bryson Barnes has already checked in for the Utes, and threw an interception on his opening drive.

Rising has been one of the stars of the Pac-12 this season, with 2939 yards passing and 25 touchdowns against just seven interceptions on the season. He’s guided the Utes to back-to-back Pac-12 championships under center, and will be a Heisman candidate in 2023 which will be his true junior season.

Barnes played in just one game for Utah last season: The Rose Bowl against Ohio State, where he went 2-2 for 23 yards and a touchdown pass. He threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns with one INT in 2022, mostly against Washington State after an injury to Rising.

Penn State leads Utah 21-14 with 4:24 remaining in the third quarter.

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More to come.