USC’s Caleb Williams raises Heisman’s nomination to win over Notre Dame

The No. 5 USC Trojans defeated the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 38-27 on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Trojan quarterback Caleb Williams elevated Heisman’s nomination, going 18-for-22 and throwing for 232 passing yards and one touchdown.
  • On the ground, Williams scored three touchdowns, gaining 35 rushing yards on nine carries.
  • USC will play in the Pac-12 Championship game next weekend.

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How USC used Williams vs. Notre Dame

The USC staff also looked to take advantage of the stage early, running a wide reception pass to Williams in the end zone (marked with an offensive pass tackle) and letting him take a pooch punt, which he ended up bouncing into the end zone for a rebound. He also bet in the fourth quarter.

Overall, this was a great regular season impression for Williams, who is now one victory away from putting the Trojans into the College Football Playoff during his first year with the program. – Fortuna

Williams Heisman nomination

Williams entered Saturday firmly in control of the Heisman Trophy run, especially after his biggest rival, CJ Stroud, threw two interceptions in Ohio State’s loss to Michigan. Williams took advantage of this opportunity with another standout performance, with several potential “Heisman moments”.

He had a 19-yard scramble during the third quarter as he avoided a sack, ran a full circle behind the line of scrimmage, then lunge forward at the long run, flapping his arm to signal “down first” while on the ground. He finished his second touchdown run, on the first play of the fourth quarter, by looking at Notre Dame defenders as he crossed the end zone. That play led to the Coliseum DJ starting the “Heisman” chant throughout the stadium. – Fortuna

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This is the first time the Trojans have won against the Fighting Irish since November 26, 2016.

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