SALT LAKE CITY – Another year and another USC Trojan's victory over Utah at the Coliseum.
Coming off to overtime loss to BYU, the Trojans narrowly escaped with a victory, defeating the visiting no. 10 Utah Ute's 30-23 in a chippy contest.
Utah nearly came back to win the game, but the Trojans staved off defeat to claim another South Division foe victory.
USC lost quarterback Kedon Slovis Utah's Leki Fotu pressured him and tackled him to the ground as he got a pass.
But backup quarterback Matt Fink Tyler Vaughn's for the first score of the game. Fink again orchestrated a scoring drive with a 31-yard toss to Amon-Ra St. Brown after Utah's Devin Lloyd narrowly missed bringing him down with a sack.
Fink continued the scoring in the second half with a 78-yard bomb downfield to Michael Pittman for a touchdown to give the Trojans an 1
The Trojans struggled to establish a run of negative 15 yards at the halftime break. But fortunately for the Trojans, the passing game against Utah's defensive backs that struggled to contain the Air Raid offensive attack. The Trojans finished the night with 381 total yards, with 368 yards coming in the passing game.
Utah got his first score of the night on a 17-yard rushing Devonta'e Henry-Cole in the first quarter, who found the edge and trotted in for touchdown. Starting running back Zack Moss later in the second quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. He did not return for the remainder of the night.