USC survives a home scare from Utah

Utah Utes vs USC Trojans PAC-12 football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday October 14, 2017 (Photo by Jordon Kelly / fi360 News)
Ronald Jones II going up and over during the Utah Utes vs USC Trojans PAC-12 football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday October 14, 2017 (Photo by Jordon Kelly / fi360 News)

Los Angeles, CA – With 42 seconds left on the clock Utah Utes lines up to go for a two point conversion being down by one 28-27. The home town hero quarterback Troy Williams had ball in his hands rolling to his right dodging defends looking for a open man, but sacked from behind.

The USC  Trojans who stormed back in second half scoring 21 unanswered points to get the victory at home over Utah 28-27.

“Great Job by our team,” said USC coach Clay Helton,  “Players win games.”

Sam Darnold throwing a pass during the Utah Utes vs USC Trojans PAC-12 football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday October 14, 2017 (Photo by Jordon Kelly / fi360 News)

USC started to mount it’s comeback at start of the 4th quarter when Sam Darnold’s athleticism allowed him to boot and make the defender leave tight end Josh Falo catch the tying touchdown 21-21.

Darnold is starting to trust his tight end Tyler Petite who he threw into double coverage almost a jump ball for score to close gap 21-14 with 5:56 in 3rd quarter. He connected with Petite in first half on a 52 yard touchdown.

Troy Williams in the pocket for the Utah Utes vs USC Trojans PAC-12 football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday October 14, 2017 (Photo by Jordon Kelly / fi360 News)

The Coliseum has not been a good place for the Utes to play dropping seven of last eight meetings in Los Angeles.

Utah hometown hero from Los Angeles Troy Williams back behind center threw for 262 yards, with two touchdowns but was sacked 4 times too many. The last sack or tackle was the last draw.

“I feel like I had a good game. Not good enough,” said Williams, “Hopefully we just keep grinding.”

Utah Utes vs USC Trojans PAC-12 football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday October 14, 2017 (Photo by Jordon Kelly / fi360 News)

A nice compliment to Williams arm is running back Zack Moss who gained 141 on 20 carries to average 7.1 yards a carry.

Darnold second fumble of the game cost his team a touchdown for the  first score of the game, 7 – 0 Utah 6:08 on the clock. But he stayed focused while Ronald Jones II and running game got started.

Jones rushed for 113 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown for 6.5 average.

Deontay Burnett holding on to catch after big hit during the Utah Utes vs USC Trojans PAC-12 football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday October 14, 2017 (Photo by Jordon Kelly / fi360 News)

This PAC-12 South showdown in primetime under the lights for east and west coast to see these teams square off didn’t disappoint.

Now after tonight victory the Trojans have a leg up in the division race for PAC-12 game. Next Trojans will travel to South Bend to face Norte Dame.