CEDAR PARK, Iowa — It’s been just a couple of weeks since the USC football team lost to the University of Oklahoma and the momentum was going to take a hit.
In fact, the next week the team came up big against an even bigger opponent, defeating No. 9 UCLA 31-17.USC quarterback Garrett Gilbert led his team to the victory, throwing for 259 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and an 82.6 completion percentage.
His teammates are getting the recognition for their efforts, too.
A couple of them were in the stands, including defensive end Aaron Caudill, who was the only player to catch a touchdown pass during the contest.
Gilbert was also the only student in the stadium, and was joined by his teammates at halftime when they took the field for a short ceremony to honor the win.
Gilmore and his teammates were honored on the field after the game, as well.
He received the Hermann Trophy from USC head coach Tony Sanchez, who said he was proud to have him in attendance.
Sanchez said he didn’t expect the USCS to be so dominant and the Trojans were certainly able to make the run at the USF title game.USU is No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press rankings, while USC sits at No. 4.
The Trojians have won five straight games.
The Trojains opened the year on a four-game winning streak, including an 18-0 rout of No. 7 Georgia in the regular season.
USU also opened the season 1-0 against No. 6 Notre Dame.