USC vs. Utah
October 14, 2017 at 5:14pm
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: 72,382 (93,607)
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
So this post comes unbelievably late, even by my poor standards. In my defense, I was busy struggling through studying and struggling through my midterm. Kind of like how USC struggled all the way through this game against Utah. Clearly the struggle bus is a malady that affects all.
The problems started with some early fumbles—one leading directly to a touchdown. Three first half fumbles by a single player is quite concerning. That’s almost half the first half offensive drives ended by lack of ball security. But hey, at least there were no interceptions! this might’ve been a different game had Utah not missed that medium length field goal.
GOOD: Punter, Reid Budrovich, continuing to field bad snaps.
BAD: Obviously, the other side, stop snapping so badly. This ain’t bowling. The ball needs to leave the ground.
At 6-1, USC is bowl eligible! Even if the season ends in five straight losses, USC will continue the streak of qualifying for a six straight year. That’s kind of a low standard for a USC team to live up to, but…
Don’t be greedy. I already spread some stats throughout the post.
Turnovers off of Turnovers: We got another one this game! How exciting!
Running count of fourth down conversions: 3 of 10 (30%)
Running count of opponent fourth down conversions: 9 of 15 (60%)