USC had a pretty good defensive performance Saturday but it’s amazing how quickly the quotes and reactions go over the top.
Did Utah play its first game of the season? Were quarterbacks Cameron Rising and Jake Bentley awful?
It didn’t matter because Clay Helton never mentioned either of those things in evaluating the performance.
Clay Helton on Todd Orlando: He has no fear in his calls and the kids believe in him, in the system and tonight it was evident. The confidence was just radiating off of them.”
Linebacker Kana’i Mauga: “It felt amazing. There was a lot of talk with the whole defense that we were going to be in a bar fight, and that’s basically what we did all game. We took the fight to them. Hit more blows than we took, and we came out on top.”
This is the best playcalling from a USC defensive coordinator that I've seen in years.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) November 22, 2020
- USC moved up one spot to No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.