The 20th-ranked Utah Utes wouldn’t be denied Saturday night at home. Utah welcomed No. 7 USC to Rice-Eccles Stadium where the environment was electric all evening. It caused the Trojans a number of procedural issues that led to flags, including on USC’s final drive of the game as it attempted to get into field goal range for a game-winner.

The crowd exploded just moments earlier after Utah quarterback Cameron Rising ran in a 1-yard touchdown run on fourth down and then converted the two-point play to give Utah a 43-42 lead that proved to be the final scoreline.

The touchdown was one of Rising’s five total scores on the evening, but fans, media, and former players alike were all calling into question a handful of those touchdowns after the game.

Utah twice scored off of drives that were extended by questionable penalties. In the first quarter, a Calen Bullock interception was wiped away by a personal foul call on Stanley Ta’ufo’ou. Utah scored a 12-yard touchdown on the very next play.

A fourth-quarter possession that ended with a Utah score to tie the game at 35-all featured four flags thrown against USC — a personal foul call on Nick Figueroa, a defensive holding call that was declined by Utah, and two defensive pass interference calls.

No one was happy with the officiating during or after the loss. USC was flagged a total of 12 times for 93 yards while Utah was flagged five times for 42 yards.