Caleb Williams put on a fantastic QB performance Saturday night.
And it was offset by an utterly atrocious effort by the USC offensive line.
Williams bounced back from the Oregon State game with an incredible assortment of passes/runs under pressure.
And his offensive line needs to thank him profusely because they were an embarrassment. A normal QB would have been sacked eight times in the first half.
I don’t want to hear about the line pushing Williams to a first down vs. Oregon State. They couldn’t protect him vs. Arizona State.
Where were the media who kept saying this offensive line is really quite good? Did they watch this game? And it isn’t one guy on the line. Arizona State was beating them from different spots Saturday.
Can anyone imagine this offensive line against an elite defense?
- Speaking of defense. USC couldn’t stop the run in the first half. It couldn’t stop the pass. But it really hasn’t done it consistently all year. People went nuts because USC contained Oregon State, who put up 16 points vs. Utah on Saturday.
At least Alex Grinch put more pressure on the quarterback in the second half.
- There were too many penalties (8 for 63 yards).
- Did we mention USC was favored by 25.5 points? The Trojans are up 10 points with 6:16 left and get caught napping on an onside kick that only came back because of an illegal block.
People need to relax about the national championship and just focus on USC winning the Pac-12 title first.