What will be the key in the USC-Utah game? Caleb Williams? The USC defense?
We already know Williams is probably going to play a great game. And the USC defense will be vulnerable, as usual.
But how will Utah QB Cameron Rising play?
He passed for 415 yards and rushed for 3 TDs in the teams’ last meeting. But there’s been moments this season where Rising’s interceptions have been costly in losses at Florida and Oregon.
Which Rising will USC see Friday? There’s an argument he hasn’t been the same since the USC game. But he’s invaluable to Utah. If he can avoid turnovers, it will be a huge difference for the Utes. And it will be just as big for USC to force turnovers.
Utah is obviously going to want to rush the ball. But Rising is the X-factor. Good and bad. Rising rushed for 60 yards against USC. That cannot happen again.