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Utah's John Penisini named Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week after sack, forced fumble against UW

Nov 4, 2019
After tying his career high in tackles with seven – including a sack and a forced fumble – in Utah's 33-28 win over Washington, defensive tackle John Penisini earns Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for Week 10. For the eighth time this season, Penisini played an integral role in holding Utah's opponent under 100 yards rushing (the Huskies had 53 yards); the Utes rank first in the Pac-12 and in the FBS in rushing defense (56.0). Penisini's forced fumble came late in the first quarter on a third-and-four, knocking the ball out on the Washington 15 with the Utes recovering it.