Southern Cal Bounces Back To Beat Colorado Buffaloes 37-14

“We knew No. 15 was going to be a threat,” Colorado safety Isaiah Lewis said. “And he was still making plays regardless of exactly how limited our coverage was. So, regard to him.”

The 6-foot-5 junior receiver made play after play that advised Colorado coach Karl Dorrell of Michael Westbrook, that starred for the Buffs in the 1990s and that was honored in the initial half in acknowledgment of his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Revealed on the scoreboard was the “Miracle at Michigan” in 1994 when Westbrook caught Kordell Stewart’s 64-yard TD pass as time ran out.

London was making similarly athletic and acrobatic catches while assisting the Trojans (3-2, 2-2 Pac-12) construct a 20-0 lead Saturday.

“Yes, it was reminiscent in a way of what we made use of to have right here” in Westbrook, Dorrell said. “He is a good player. He’s really affordable. It does not matter if a person’s hanging on him. He has great emphasis and concentration. He’s already obtained stamina and size, plus a 40-inch vertical. That’s almost difficult to cover.”

London’s 31-yard grab established up the initial of Parker Lewis’s 3 area goals to start the racking up and he had functions of 29 and 28 yards on USC’s next drive, which culminated with his one-handed goal grab from the 1.

“That’s Kedon placing the ball in the ideal place,” London said of quarterback Kedon Slovis. “He’s such an accurate quarterback.”

London’s such a big, sure-handed target.

“I anticipate him to do that,” Trojans acting coach Donte Williams said. “So when the ball’s in the air and if he’s around with 10 various other individuals we anticipate him ahead down with the ball.”

Slovis also tossed TD passes to Michael Trigg and Gary Bryant Jr. and completed 19 of 29 throws for 276 yards as the Trojans bounced back in a big way from their initial house loss to Oregon State in 61 years by rolling over a Buffaloes team whose violation remains stuck in neutral.

The Buffaloes (1-4, 0-2) was up to 0-15 against Southern Cal with their fourth consecutive loss because a win in their opener over lower-division Northern Colorado.

Brendon Lewis was held to 10-of-17 passing for 162 yards, was obstructed as soon as and sacked 5 times. The Buffs transformed simply 1 of 10 3rd downs and failed on a fourth-down shot.

“It wasn’t just about Brendon,” Dorrell said, blaming the defense in advance and also the usually stalwart protection, suggesting the only brilliant area for the Enthusiasts was his punter, Josh Watts.

The Trojans gained just 2 yards on the game’s opening property however they made up for it by racking up on their following 4 drives to build a 20-0 padding.

A fumble at midfield by USC running back Keaontray Ingram gave the Buffs a big break just before halftime. Safety Mark Perry attacked on the loose ball at the Trojans 48, and that gave Colorado’s sputtering violation its initial foray in USC area.

Seven plays later, Deion Smith racked up from a yard out to draw the Buffs to 20-7 at halftime.

The Enthusiasts obtained the second-half kickoff with hopes of making it a one-score game, however they transformed it over on their initial 2 drives, as soon as on a fumble and another time on downs, and the Trojans capitalized by expanding their lead to 30-7.

STRIP SACK

USC defensive tackle Tuli Tuipulotu strip sacked Lewis on the opening drive of the second half. The ball stood out right into the arms of linebacker Drake Jackson at the Colorado 29, establishing up a field goal.

Tuipulotu’s sack came 3 plays after Trojans linebacker Ralen Goforth was disqualified for targeting after his helmet-to-helmet hit of a sliding Lewis.

USC: The Trojans obtained a reprieve from the drama surrounding the program adhering to Clay Helton’s firing on Sept. 13 and the Trojans’ initial home loss to Oregon State because 1960. They dominated the Buffs. “That’s what we must do,” Williams said, “that’s what we anticipate to do.”

Colorado: The offensive battles proceeded for the young Enthusiasts, that still could not locate any rhythm against an opponent that was scuffling just about as much as they were. Their last five losses to USC had come by a total of 36 factors, consisting of three by four factors or much less. This one was never ever close.