USC Football QB Caleb Williams is the Heisman Trophy favorite for the 2022 season, and Trojan fans will be able to know if he finally gets the nod or not on Saturday, December 10th. That's when the Heisman Trophy ceremony is. It is at 5 p.m. PT, so all eyes will be on Williams likely holding the trophy. The reason that Williams will likely be holding the trophy is because he is indeed worthy of holding it.
Nobody in college football is more valuable to a team than Williams is. To prove it, Williams brought a team that went 4-8 last season (before he transferred to SC this past offseason), to 11-2 and a top 10 CFP Top 25 ranking. They are likely 12-1, too, if he doesn't end up getting injured during the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday (Trojans were up 17-3 before he lost his mobility due to injury).
Not only that, but Williams is actually much more than just a winner. He has the numbers to back up his incredibly strong candidacy. Williams threw for 4,075 passing yards and 372 rushing yards. He threw for 37 pass touchdowns and ran for 10 rushing touchdowns. He threw just four interceptions all season.
Williams averaged 9.1 pass yards per attempt, and 10.3 adjusted pass yards per attempt. The craziest part about all of it is that Williams is in just his first full year as a starting quarterback. He's only in his second year of college ball. He has at least one more season of elite quarterback play at USC.
For now, USC Football fans will be hoping that Caleb Williams gets his Heisman Trophy recognition for what he did on the field this year.
And after the Heisman Trophy ceremony, USC Football will be on to working with Caleb Williams on winning the Cotton Bowl. That's how quickly Williams has turned this program around. SC went from having their worst year in program history to a Cotton Bowl appearance after adding Williams to the offense. Williams did it in just his first year here.
If SC can go to 12-2 with the New Year's Six Bowl win, that would make his season even more special. He'll already have known if he was named as the Heisman Trophy winner before then, though, on Saturday. Should he win, he will be the eighth Heisman Trophy winner in SC history. SC would then take SOLE possession of first place in that category.