No. 9 USC got a 2-point conversion from reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams and Arizona kept DJ Williams from running away with a 43-41 triple-overtime win over the Wildcats on the ensuing 2-point attempt. A wild affair of late night in Los Angeles.

Williams had his worst individual performance of the season, but the star quarterback played a game when it came to keeping the Trojans alive in the College Football Playoff race. USC improves to 6-0 and is one of three undefeated teams remaining in Pac-12 conference play.

USC had a chance to win the game on the final play of regulation, but the Trojans holder blocked a high snap on a potential game-winning field goal attempt, sending the game into overtime. Williams finished the night 14 of 25 for 219 yards, but he had three rushing touchdowns to lead USC’s offense.

A week after nearly escaping a disappointing loss to Colorado, USC found itself trailing 17–0 during the first 17 minutes of action, before the Trojans scored 14 unanswered points to close out the first half. USC went up by eight points early in the fourth quarter before the Wildcats tied the game on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Noah Fifita to star wide receiver Jacob Cowing.

Fifita replaced injured starting quarterback Jayden De Laura for the second consecutive week against another top-10 opponent. He completed the night 25 of 35 for 303 yards and five touchdowns. Arizona finished with 506 yards of total offense as the defensive woes continue for the Trojans.

The Wildcats are building momentum in the third season of Jed Fish’s tenure. Arizona played No. 7 Washington more than any of the Huskies’ opponents so far in Fifita’s first start last weekend. He helped Arizona overcome a nearly 18-point deficit before the ‘Cats lost 31–24 in front of the home crowd in Tucson, Arizona.

USC will travel to South Bend next weekend for a non-conference clash with Notre Dame. The Trojans’ remaining six games include matchups against USC, Utah, Cal, Washington Oregon and UCLA. Meanwhile, Arizona heads to Pullman, Washington to face Washington State on Saturday.



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