- Williams tossed for 312 yards and three touchdowns in the defeat at home
- With three losses, USC is now effectively eliminated from the CFP this year
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USC quarterback Caleb Williams broke down in the stands of the LA Coliseum following his team’s shootout 52-42 defeat at the hands of No. 5 Washington.
Williams – the reigning Heisman Trophy winner – hopped into the arms of his family, receiving a hug before he appeared to start crying after a hard-fought performance.
The 22nd-ranked Trojans grabbed 515 yards of total offense – with Williams getting the bulk of that through 312 yards passing – but they gave up 572 yards to the Huskies.
Williams clearly left it all out on the field and did not turn the ball over during the game.
But Washington’s office was just too ruthless – with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and running back Dillon Johnson each racking up 256 yards (on the air and on the ground respectively).
USC QB Caleb Williams appeared to break down emotionally after a loss to No. 5 Washington
Williams, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, lost his third game – effectively killing off any hopes that the 22nd-ranked Trojans might make a run to the College Football Playoffs
But he left it all out on the field – tossing for 312 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday
That means that UW is heading back to Seattle with a victory and their record still perfect at 9-0.
But it also means that the Trojans fall to 7-3 on the season – with all three losses coming to ranked teams.
It’s just the nature of the beast this season – with USC set to have played five ranked teams this campaign.
USC lost to No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 14 Utah, and now Washington effectively ending any hope they had for making the College Football Playoff.
Their next two games are on the road at No. 6 Oregon before they end their season at home against No. 19 UCLA.
In the nine year history of the College Football Playoff, no two-loss team has ever been included – let alone a three-loss team.