In USC’s past 14 games, I’ve seen two contests where the Trojans looked energized and bonded as a team: the Arizona State game last season and Stanford last night.
The common thread was the quarterback in both games was making things happen and providing on-field leadership.
Kedon Slovis provided the boost and you could see the rest of the team getting excited as he made the offense go.
That’s why it is so imporant to pick someone the team wants to play at quarterback. It’s still early and only one game but at least the team believes in Slovis.
Will Slovis appear in the Heisman odds this week? Some fans on twitter wanted to build a statue of him.
Here is Slovis’ record-setting performance compared to other USC freshmen. The caveat is none of them got to run the Air Raid offense.
First starts by USC true freshmen QBs:
Kedon Slovis: 28-33, 377 yds, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
JT Daniels (2018): 21-35, 282 yds, 1 TD, 0 INTs
Matt Barkley (2009): 15-19, 233 yds, 1 TD, 0 INTs
Carson Palmer (1998): 18-31, 279 yds, 1 TD, 0 INTs
Rob Johnson (1991): 10-20, 114 yds, 1 TD, 2 INTs