STANFORD – Stanford didn’t have any solutions at first of its first recreation towards a Lincoln Riley offense.
No. 10 USC didn’t even want a 3rd down to attain touchdowns on its first 5 possessions and cruised to a 41-28 win Saturday night time at Stanford Stadium.
Caleb Williams, who got here with Riley from Oklahoma, was 20-for-27 passing for 341 yards and 4 TDs, with no turnovers.
Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison, a switch from Pitt, caught seven passes for 172 yards and two scores, together with a 75-yard TD when he received previous prime nook Kyu Blu Kelly after which shook off a Kelly sort out try on the 15.
Stanford’s offense couldn’t preserve tempo, partly as a result of two turnovers contained in the USC 5 within the first half — an interception ultimately zone on a soar ball to Elijah Higgins and a fumble by E.J. Smith on the 2.
The Trojans (2-0, 1-0) led 35-14 on the half and 41-14 after the third quarter. They didn’t punt till the fourth quarter. The Cardinal (1-1, 0-1) had the ball with 2:45 left down 13 however couldn’t get previous its 22.
The primary half was paying homage to final season for Stanford, who misplaced its final seven video games typically in lopsided style.
The Cardinal beat Colgate to open the 2022 season regardless of 4 turnovers, nevertheless it wouldn’t get away with committing 4 extra towards the Trojans. Smith had 88 yards on 19 carries however fumbled twice and Tanner McKee, who accomplished 20 of 35 cross makes an attempt for 220 yards, was intercepted twice, together with an overthrow on the opening drive.
The Cardinal has an off week earlier than its first street recreation, Sept. 24 at Washington.