Kedon Slovis was way off the form that led to all the pre-season hype and no one will say the tipped TD pass was great, but he can live off that final TD pass all season.
They didn’t get much help from Graham Harrell or the offensive line. And they fumbled.
I was starting to wonder if Tyler Vaughns regretted coming back until he started getting some passes in the second half. Drake London needs more touches. The end.
USC couldn’t run the ball or convert fourth-and-1. And remember ASU had a four-man rush most of the time.
Marlon Tuipulotu made some plays but otherwise a pretty anonmymous performance as untested Arizona State running backs plowed through the line. Where was Drake Jackson? Oh wait, he’s a “linebacker.”
Last week, Clay Helton spoke about the improvement during training camp at this position. Maybe we will see it this week vs. lowly Arizona.
I worry what happens when USC plays a team that can throw over the middle? Might not happen this season with the easy schedule. In the meantime, there was a lot of grabbing of the wide receivers.
Sean Snyder didn’t do anything special except not be John Baxter. He got a guy to kick the ball into the end zone, which eliminated Baxter’s big problem of allowing kick returns for TDs.
Clay Helton was Clay Helton. But even my low expectations were not met by the defensive staff. The defense looked confused and disorganized. Players were in wrong stances and alignments. The cornerbacks were misaligned. And don’t get me started on Graham Harrell’s shortcomings.