Drake London scored the touchdown of the season for USC football vs. UCLA
All bow down before Drake London.
USC football’s two-sport star proved himself as a beast on the football field on Saturday night against UCLA when he single-handedly cut through the Bruin defense for a touchdown.
It was undoubtedly the most impressive touchdown of the season for USC, and one of the more unbelievable efforts in recent memory.
The pass from Kedon Slovis was sure to net USC some chunk yardage, but London made it so much more than that to complete the 65-yard play.
That’s some Herculean individual effort from London.
Drake London sparked USC football’s struggling offense vs. UCLA
London couldn’t have picked a better moment to provide some heroics. The Trojans struggled to get anything going in the early stages of the rivalry game. Slovis threw an interception and struggled with his accuracy while the run game was not consistent enough to build anything on either. A missed field goal didn’t help matters.
Meanwhile, UCLA took advantage of defensive miscues by the Trojans to build a 14-0 lead after a 33-yard touchdown catch-and-run from Ethan Fernea and a 21-yard dump-off to Demetric Felton.
London’s score kept the Bruins from pulling too far ahead in the first half.
The Trojans had an opportunity to even things up after a Dorian Thompson-Robinson interception but they had to settle for a field goal to make it 14-10.
London came into the game with 20 catches for 330 yards on the season, second among Trojans. He led the way on Saturday with three catches for 79 yards in the first half.
USC will need London and the offense to produce more fireworks in the second half if they hope to retain possession of the Victory Bell. They have already clinched a berth in the Pac-12 title game, but their undefeated season is on the line at the Rose Bowl.