Los Angeles, CA – Though all eyes are on next week’s matchup against their crosstown rival, UCLA. The Trojans didn’t want to slip up at all as they make a push for a possible CFP slot.
USC looked to come out and take care of business tonight and did exactly that with a huge 55-17 win over the University of Colorado.
The Trojans got the win under the Friday Night lights on Veterans Day performing well on both offense and defense.
It didn’t always look pretty but Heisman hopeful quarterback Caleb Williams added to his resume with another 4+ touchdown game. Williams threw for 268 passing yards with three touchdowns and ran for two more scores as well. Backup quarterback Miller Moss even got some action throwing his first touchdown of the year.
It wasn’t all good news for the Trojans’ offense. USC took a big hit at the end of the first half when star running back Travis Dye was carted off the field with a lower leg injury. The Trojans will be looking to backups Austin Jones, transfer from Stanford and freshman Raleek Brown to step up in Dye’s absence.
“He’s a special player and special human. We are going to miss him on the field” said Williams who will now be without his lead back for the remainder of the year. “Its tough, it shook us all. It sucks and there is no other way to put it” said USC coach Lincoln Riley of the loss of Travis Dye.
The Trojans’ defense had possibly their best game of the year. They held Colorado to only 17 points causing three turnovers including a safety in the first quarter to start the scoring for both teams. The defense pressured Colorado quarterback J.T. Shrout all night and didn’t really allow too many big plays until late.
Coach Riley was very excited about the defensive performance tonight. “Our defense played well. We affected the passer which is huge,” said Riley. “We got a couple of turnovers and I was proud of the defensive effort tonight.”
“Now we get a chance to reset. We have a little bit of a long week and we can get ready to play those guys from across town” said coach Riley with a very serious look on his face.
We all know what’s next! The Trojans are now a couple steps away from bringing home a Pac-12 championship to Los Angeles but they have to get through LA’s other team next week to do so.