Caleb Williams was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance for USC football against Stanford. He was remarkable, and arguably even better than he was Week 1 against Rice. Against the Cardinal on Saturday, Williams tossed 20 completions over 27 attempts, and for 341 yards.
That makes for 12.6 yards per pass attempt, and he threw for touchdown passes and no interceptions. He even had a 10 yard run on a rushing play, and another rushing play where he stiff armed--or more so threw--a Stanford defender in epic big-play fashion:
Williams completed passes to eight different targets, and keep in mind that these 341 yards and four touchdowns came about despite the squad running the ball 36 times in the contest. He was ridiculously efficient against a defense that has a reputation for being more physical than their opponents.
Caleb Williams will likely continue this success for USC football in Week 3 against Fresno State.
Look for Caleb Williams to maybe win Pac-12 Player of the Week yet again for USC football this Saturday. Fresno State currently places just 70th in football in yards per game allowed (357 yards per game). They also are 75th in yards per play (5.41 yards per play) as well, and tied for 59th with 21 points allowed per contest.
Whether the Bulldogs try to pick up their play on defense through the ground game or the aerial attack, Williams' dual-threat ability can beat them either way. He's a player no defense wants to get hot, as he's currently second in the nation in completion percentage (79.6%) and also second in passing efficiency (221.14).
Tied for the top 10 with six touchdown passes, expect him to find the end zone early and often in this upcoming game. When the offense needed to score this past Saturday, they always did.
Scoring five touchdowns in the first five drives of the game, they were led by the Pac-12 Player of the Week. If Fresno State doesn't learn from what SC did to Stanford on the scoreboard, Williams just might repeat his Week 2 feat.