College football top plays: Utah seizes momentum in Pac-12 title game

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There is more than a Pac-12 championship at stake when No. 4 USC meets up with No. 11 Utah on Friday night in Las Vegas.

For the Trojans, a victory means entry into the College Football Playoff, the first visit ever for USC, and the first for the Pac-12 since Washington in the 2016 season.

For the Utes, a victory means successfully spoiling things for a school set to leave the conference for the Big Ten, and defending their title from last season. 

It all should lead to an exciting matchup.

Here are the highlights!

No. 4 USC vs. No. 11 Utah

Magic man

If the Utes weren’t worried about slowing down Caleb Williams before the game, they’re worried now, as he got it going early in the first quarter via this dime downfield. 

That was quick

The Trojans are on the board on their drive, after Williams found Tahj Washington for a short TD.

Caleb Williams finds Tahj Washington for the score

USC’s Caleb Williams finds Tahj Washington for a 2-yard touchdown to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead over Utah.

Caleb is HIM

After Utah put three on the board, it was eventually Williams’ turn again.

First, the 59-yard scramble…

USC’s Caleb Williams runs wild

Caleb Williams picked up 59 yards on this run, putting the Trojans in scoring position late in the first frame.

… then, a few plays later, the short TD pass on fourth-and-2 to give USC at 14-3 lead in the first quarter.

Caleb Williams finds Raleek Brown for another first-quarter score

USC’s Caleb Williams connected with Raleek Brown for the 3-yard TD to make it 14-3 for the Trojans.

Trojans have it!

After adding a field goal to take a 17-3 lead, USC turned a big play for Utah into a turnover.

Back at U

Utah is right back in it, scoring on this short run from Ja’Quinden Jackson late in the second quarter to make it 17-10.

Down goes Caleb

The Utes have seized the momentum, and they finally brought Williams down to earth with this sack.

It’s tied!

After USC’s blazing start, the Utes settled in and have knotted things at halftime, via a 4-yard TD pass from Cameron Rising to Jaylen Dixon with two seconds to go in the second quarter.

Utah’s Cameron Rising finds Jaylen Dixon for the TD

Utah Utes’ Cameron Rising finds Jaylen Dixon for the 4-yard TD to tie it up at 17 against the USC Trojans.

Near disaster

USC barely avoided an all-time blunder just before half!

Defense wins

Utah is clicking on all cylinders defensively, dropping Williams again early in the second half. 

Money parks it in the end zone

The man is money.

It’s now 21 unanswered points for the Utes, after this 57-yard TD pass from Rising to Money Parks.

Down goes Williams

Another big Utah sack has USC and its quarterback reeling. 

Rising falling

Cam Rising has been the man on Friday night in Vegas … but he got the short-end of the stick on this one.

Big hit aside, the Utes were able to put another three on the board right as the fourth quarter began, and they now lead 27-17.

Stay tuned for updates!

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