Utes field QB-duo in marquee win over Florida

Sione Vaki and the Utes defense celebrate a third quarter interception of Florida quarterback Graham Mertz. Three plays later, one of Utah's quarterbacks Bryson Barnes scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown, his second total in the win over the Gators.
Photo courtesy of Hunter Dyke

Utah fielded a unique QB-duo in Bryson Barnes and Nate Johnson Thursday evening, Aug. 31, in what was a marquee win against the Florida Gators. While Barnes started the game off with an electric and memorable 70-yard touchdown pass, Johnson inevitably found his way onto the field, adding a shifty 27-yard rushing score of his own, both in place of the injured, two-year starting signal caller Cameron Rising. Rising, who tore his ACL in January during the second-consecutive Rose Bowl that he’s led the Utes to, is still recovering but reportedly planning a possible return to practice and play with Utah traveling to Waco next week to take on the Baylor Bears.

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