No. 24/23 Utah (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) defeated USC (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) on Friday night 31-27. Utah scored the game winning touchdown with only 0:16 left in the game. Block U caught up with several Utah football players after the big win over USC.
First is audio with the players right after the game on the field.
“Another win, we’re 1-0 in Pac-12. Huge shout out to our offense. They killed it. Troy killed it.”
Hansen thinks he caused a fumble on his hit on Sam Darnold. I think many Utah fans would agree. I also thought it was a fumble. Either way, it was a huge hit by Hansen, and a very nice play overall.
“Big win tonight. It was a team effort. We faced a lot of adversity tonight, but we overcame it and got the W.”
Singleton had a key touchdown catch during the came and had several key grabs on Utah’s game winning drive. “It is a great feeling [to beat USC]. I know they think they can beat us, but we came out here and won.”
“We executed and came down and won,” said Williams. Williams also breaks down his game winning touchdown pass, what he saw and what was going through his mind.
After the big win, he said, “I just want to get to my mom and my dad and hug it out.”
Williams talks about watching USC play when he was growing up when USC had players like Reggie Bush, Carson Palmer, and Mike Williams.
Block U also got audio with the players at the post game press conference which you can listen to here. Isaac Asiata, Hansen, and Williams were the three players interviewed.
Asiata said this was the best game he has ever played in. You could feel how emotional he was after the huge win. Asiata wishes former teammate Stevie Tu’ikolovatu the best in his senior season at USC. He said that scoring a touchdown “that never happens and will probably never happen again.” Asiata said he was “at a loss for words” after the huge win.
Williams said despite being down for much of the game, the team never had their heads down. He praised the play of his offensive line. The run-heavy game plan to start the game was partially due to the looks the team was getting from USC and the effectiveness the rushing attack was having early on in the game. On not being recruiting by USC, Williams said, “I always kind of wondered what it was about me or about my game to where they didn’t feel the need to at least show me some interest.” Williams said the game winning drive is “number one” of his best drives/moments in his career.
Hansen said the defense was not surprised that the USC offense was able to get explosive plays because of their talent at the skill positions.