Caleb Williams did about as much as a quarterback possibly could have in USC Football's 45-37 win in Tucson this past Saturday. Completing 31 out of 45 passes for 411 passing yards and five touchdown tosses, there was nothing left to be desired. That's especially the case because he was missing his top two wideouts and his whole left side of the line.
WR1 Jordan Addison, WR2 Mario Williams, and LG Andrew Vorhees were all out to start the game, and then LT Bobby Haskins ended up getting hurt during the game too. Williams didn't even turn it over once. He added 12 rushing yards too. This performance was absolutely in the conversation for best QB performance of the weekend, and according to PFF, it is not a conversation:
Not only is it great to be in the company of Drake Maye and Hendon Hooker, but to be leading the pack is everything. To put it in perspective, Maye hit on 34 out of 44 passes this past week for 388 yards. He also threw five touchdowns with no picks. He tacked on 61 rushing yards.
Hooker went crazy too; nailing 19 of 25 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. He didn't turn the football over either, and added 23 yards and a score on the ground. Williams' performance was the No. 1 Power 5 showing, though, according to PFF. That 92.5 PFF grade continues to prove Williams' dominance through just 15 college starts in his career.
Caleb Williams has been something out of a video game this season for USC Football.
Caleb Williams' numbers with USC Football this season are insane. He's improved his completion percentage to 64.7%, while also continuing to average 10.2 adjusted yards per pass attempt. He's up to an absurd 24 touchdown passes right now, and don't forget that he's only thrown one football to the other team. That one turnover is his only turnover this year.
Also, keep in mind that he's added 249 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on the ground. If he's not the best quarterback in the country, he's close. He certainly was the best this week. Imagine how good he'll be once he gets his teammates back from injury. It's surprisingly only going up from here. He may be at the top now, but that doesn't mean he's anywhere close to stopping anytime soon.