Caleb Williams had 470 passing yards and three complete touchdowns to lift No. 7 USC over No. 16 UCLA on Saturday night time and put the Trojans in rivalry for the Pac-12 Championship.
Williams had a 16-yard landing move to Kyle Ford within the fourth quarter and Darwin Barlow’s 6-yard run later within the body would assist prolong the staff’s lead and preserve it. USC received the sport 48-45.
Williams was 32-for-43 with 470 passing yards, two landing passes and an interception. He added 33 yards on the bottom on eight carries and a speeding landing. His different rating went to large receiver Jordan Addison, who had 11 catches for 178 yards.
“For those who advised me final yr the place we’d be now, I’d name you a lifeless liar,” Ford mentioned after the sport.
USC (now 10-1, 8-1), obtained their first win of the season over a ranked staff, boosting their School Soccer Playoff resume and placing them inside attain of a convention title. Williams additionally might get the decision to New York Metropolis for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
“It’s clearly very, very significant,” Riley mentioned of the win. “With all that was driving on it on prime of that, it was a clutch efficiency by our soccer staff to get it accomplished.”
UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson had six complete touchdowns. He was 23-for-38 with 309 passing yards and 4 landing passes. He had two speeding touchdowns and 81 yards on the bottom. Thompson-Robinson added three interceptions as nicely.
“Clearly, I really feel disappointment, lots of it on myself,” he mentioned. “On the quarterback place, can’t have (4) turnovers and win the sport, it’s simply not acceptable.”
USC was initially down 14-0 within the recreation however began their comeback early. USC scored on eight of 9 drives, together with 5 straight, after arising empty on their first three collection.
The Related Press contributed to this report.