USC football showcased yet another spectacular performance against Stanford. On both sides of the ball, USC remained in full control throughout all four quarters of the game. Head coach Lincoln Riley’s gameplan must be working, as USC is now ranked number seven in the AP Top 25.
Furthermore, the connection between Caleb Williams and Jordan Addison is nearly flawless. It is clear that these two had been grinding all offseason, as they both made the correct adjustments prior to Week one. While Williams is working his way towards the Heisman Trophy, Addison has the potential to receive some of college football’s most prestigious honors.
In just his second year for Pitt, Addison had one of the best seasons in college football history. After he made the transfer to USC, Addison instantly elevated the ceiling of Riley’s offense. Not only does Addison bring elite route running, but he also has some of the best hands in the nation. The speedy six-foot, 175 lb wide receiver holds no weaknesses in his game.
Moreover, Addison is an endzone machine. He can be utilized in many different ways, which can result in more opportunities through the run game. This can also open the door for other receivers as defenses will be focused on stopping Addison from popping off.
Jordan Addison will have a historical season for USC Football.
After his performances against Rice and Stanford, it is clear that USC football has a generational talent in Jordan Addison. The high level of chemistry between Williams and Addison seems too good to be true. Almost every time Addison catches the ball he makes a play.
In his first two games of the season, Addison has combined for a total of 12 receptions on 13 targets, 226 receiving yards, and four touchdowns. In addition, Addison averaged 24.6 yards per catch in his showing against Stanford. This includes a 75-yard touchdown pass, putting USC up 21-7 to end the first quarter.
What stands out about Addison's skillset, is his ability to gain yards after the catch. Following his first two games, Addison averaged 9.8 yards after the catch. These numbers appear to be out of a video game, which adds to why Addison is the best receiver in college football.
With that being said, Addison’s playmaking abilities ignite the offense, which can lead to more points being scored. If Addison continues to pull apart defenses, it would come as no surprise if USC is in the mix for a top-five ranking. Although there is still a long season ahead, USC is off to a phenomenal start as a top ten team in the country.