Something is wrong with Kedon Slovis. He isn’t saying. Clay Helton isn’t saying. Graham Harrell isn’t saying. But like everything else with USC and its easy schedule, it might not matter.
If I have an observation off the Utah game, I’d probably like to see Kenan Christon start getting more carries, since the offense could use a breakaway threat.
Are these really the nation’s best receivers? There are good moments and Drake London is an underused to star. But I feel like most of these receivers are below the best USC receivers of the past 20 years.
Four penalties, including two by Jalen McKenzie. Imagine if there were actually fans in the stadium?
USC coaches thought before the season Marlon Tuipulotu would return in 2021. Not anymore. You might be surprised that Drake Jackson made only two tackles.
Ralen Goforth and Kana’i Mauga combined for 23 tackles and probably wish they could face Utah’s offense all season.
Chris Steele did not have any penalties and USC got to celebrate every incomplete pass, which meant a lot of celebrations.
I thought Ben Griffiths was booming of his punts but then saw he averaged 43.6 yards per punt. But no big mistakes for the special teams.
The defense did what it did the first two games: Blitz. The offense lacks explosiveness and I can’t tell that Graham Harrell has yet solved the drop-8 defenses he has faced for more than a year. And Clay Helton acts like he won in a sold-out Rice-Eccles Stadium with his post-game comments.
But it was a great night because Utah was in Game 1 and had no quarterbacks.