Caleb Williams looks just as electric as he did in the first three weeks for USC football in Week 5. After not looking like himself last week against Oregon State, Williams put on a show in the first half of the Week 5 contest against the Sun Devils. Williams brought out every move in the book to avoid sacks all half long, including a jump pass to pick up a chunk play in the end zone for 13 yards:
Williams headed to the locker room at half up 21-17 to the Devils, completing 15 of 23 passes for 217 yards. That's 9.4 yards per pass attempt. SC will most certainly take that, especially when Williams also has two touchdown passes and another TD on the ground.
Speaking of the ground game, Williams has five carries for 33 yards. His dual-threat capabilities are absolutely on major display Saturday night:
USC Football QB Caleb Williams is back.
Caleb Williams looked just like the QB USC football saw in Weeks 1-3, where he completed 74.4% of his tosses for 874 yards and eight passing touchdowns. He also had two rushing touchdowns to add on to that. He has yet to turn the ball over this year, but he certainly didn't look like himself last week when he completed just 16 passes out of 36 for 180 yards and a touchdown.
If USC's offense wanted to re-capture that magic they had early in the season where they put up 49.3 points per game, Williams was going to have to make big-time plays consistently. He's been making big-time plays every single down so far for the Trojans. If he keeps this up, this game could finally break open the way USC fans expected it to.
As of right now, the offensive line has been atrocious and the defense has somehow allowed 218 yards to an awful ASU defense at half. Williams may unfortunately need to put the team on his back to win this one. Fortunately, though, he seems to really thrive under this type of pressure, if the first half is any indication.