Utah's Cameron Rising earns numerous Player of the Week honors after USC win
On Monday, Utah’s Cameron Rising was recognized as the East-West Shrine Bowl Offensive Breakout Player of the Week, he was named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 by the Davey O’Brien Award, and he was also selected to the Manning Award Stars of the Week team.
Rising was at his very best Saturday night in Utah’s biggest game of the season. He was responsible for 475 of Utah’s 562 yards of offense and five total touchdowns in the Utes’ 43-42 win over then-No. 7 USC. He completed 30 of his 44 passes for a career-high 415 yards and two scores while running for another 60 yards and three scores.
CAM. RISING. @crising7 was named to the Manning Award Stars of the Week as well as the Davey O'Brien Great 8 😤https://t.co/QKyUtGB1VL pic.twitter.com/IGkvdzsKY0
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) October 17, 2022
Rising’s 415 passing yards were the most by a Utah quarterback in a game since Brian Johnson threw for 417 against San Diego State in 2005, and his three rushing scores were the most by a Ute quarterback since 2014.
The fifth-year junior led a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown march that bled 5:27 off the clock in the fourth quarter and gave Utah the lead. It was a masterful drive on several fronts. It featured three third-down conversions, all of them passes from Rising to Dalton Kincaid. It culminated with a fourth-and-goal touchdown from Rising, punching the ball in from the USC 1-yard-line, and then a two-point conversion to give Utah the lead. And it left USC with just 48 seconds on the clock.
Utah enters into its bye week at 5-2 on the season, 3-1 in conference play, and ranked 15th in the country. Through seven games, Rising is currently the fourth-highest-rated quarterback in college football by Total QBR.