Caleb Williams led a late USC rally, but the Trojans fell short of an upset at Oregon
No. 6 Oregon 19, USC 7, 5:18 left in second quarter
Zachariah Branch caught the Oregon kickoff while floating back to the USC end zone and struggled to turn up field, getting tackled at the USC 9.
On first down, Caleb Williams had time to scan the field and find Brenden Rice for a 13-yard gain.
On first down at the USC 22, Williams’ pass to Rice was incomplete as the receiver struggled to come back to the ball. After a lag, the refs called pass interference on Oregon.
On first down at the USC 37, Williams kept the ball and ran for no gain. On second-and-10, Williams passed the ball to Branch and he dropped it as he turned up field. On third-and-10, Williams ducked away from pressure and passed to Tahj Washington for a 10-yard gain.
On first down at the USC 47, Austin Jones rushed for a loss of one yard. On second-and-11, MarShawn Lloyd brushed off one tackle and rumbled to the left for 11 yards.
On first down at the Oregon 43, Williams tried to slip away from a near sack but a second defender closed in and he lost control of the ball. A USC offensive lineman recovered the fumble after a loss of 13.
On second-and-23, Williams pass to Branch for a two-yard gain. On third-and-23, Oregon fans roared as Williams tried to find Duce Robinson up the left sideline but the ball fell incomplete. The Ducks were called offside, bringing up third-and-16. Williams avoided one sack and tossed the ball upfield and out of bounds as he was tackled.
On fourth-and-16 at the Oregon 49, USC punted and pinned the Ducks at their 1.