Photos: Ohio State rallies to exciting comeback win over Utah in Rose Bowl

 Utah running back T.J. Pledger goes airborne after being upended by the Ohio State defense.
Utah running back T.J. Pledger goes airborne after being upended by the Ohio State defense in the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ 48-45 victory in the 2022 Rose Bowl.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Ohio State and Utah treated the sports world to a thriller of a game in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, with the Buckeyes prevailing 48-45 in a comeback victory over the Utes.

Veteran Los Angeles Times photographers Wally Skalij and Luis Sinco captured some of the game’s biggest moments from their sideline vantage points. Check out their top photos here:

Ohio St. receiver Jaxson Smith-Njigba makes a touchdown catch.
Ohio State wide receiver Jaxson Smith-Njigba makes a touchdown catch in front of Utah cornerback Malone Mataele late in the fourth quarter.
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Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles is lifted in the air after kicking the winning field goal against Utah.
Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles is lifted in the air after kicking the winning field goal against Utah in the final seconds of the game.
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Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba celebrates.
Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba celebrates following the Buckeyes’ victory over Utah.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
 Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. catches a touchdown pass.
Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. catches a touchdown pass in front of Utah cornerback Clark Phillips in the fourth quarter.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
 Ohio State players celebrate a 48-45 win against Utah.
Ohio State players celebrate following their win over Utah in the Rose Bowl.
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Ohio St. players celebrate.
Ohio St. players celebrate after defeating Utah.
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Utah quarterback Cameron Rising lays on the turf after being injured.
Utah quarterback Cameron Rising looks up from the turf after sustaining an injury against Ohio State in the fourth quarter.
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Utah punter Michael Williams muffs a punt.
Utah punter Michael Williams muffs a punt against Ohio St. in the third quarter.
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Utah running back Tavion Thomas smiles as he runs for a touchdown.
Utah running back Tavion Thomas beats the Ohio State defense to score a touchdown in the second quarter.
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Utah running back Micah Benard catches touchdown pass.
Utah running back Micah Benard makes a touchdown catch in front of Ohio State linebacker Tommy Eichenberg in the first quarter.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Utah cornerback Clark Phillips strips the ball away from Ohio State wide receiver Jason Smith-Njigba.
Utah cornerback Clark Phillips strips the ball away from Ohio State wide receiver Jason Smith-Njigba while running toward the end zone in the second quarter. Utah recovered the fumble.
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Utah's Britain Covey returns a kickoff for a touchdown.
Utah’s Britain Covey returns a kickoff for a touchdown against Ohio State in the second quarter.
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 Utah quarterback Cameron Rising runs in for a touchdown.
Utah quarterback Cameron Rising beats the Ohio State defense on fourth down to score a touchdown in the second quarter.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Utah wide receiver Britain Covey breaks into the end zone for a touchdown.
Utah wide receiver Britain Covey breaks into the end zone for a touchdown catch against Ohio State in the first quarter.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Utah players pay tribute to deceased teammates.
Utah players pay tribute to deceased teammates Aaron Lowe and Ty Jordan, who were shot to death in separate incidents in the last two years. The ceremony took place in the fourth quarter.
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Ohio State fans dress up for the game.
Ohio State fans Todd Barhart, 49, left, and MIke Cochran, 47, pose for pictures before the Rose Bowl game.
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Ohio State and Utah fans takes their seats.
Ohio State and Utah fans takes their seats before the Rose Bowl game.
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