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USC-Utah Report Card

USC-Utah Report Card

QUARTERBACK

Where are the back shoulder passes the media breathlessly reported JT Daniels made during training camp? He doesn't like to get hit. He doesn't like to get rushed. His arm looks weak. If Matt Fink didn't break his ribs, he probably deserved a shot. But expect Daniels to make a miraculous recovery this week. No bonus points awarded for garbage-time touchdowns.

Grade

 F

TAILBACK

Does it even matter who plays? The offensive line is so bad the tailbacks can't even get off the blocks. For the second week in a row, an incomplete grade.

Grade

INC.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Michael Pittman has mastered the art of catching underthrown passes from JT Daniels. Did the game plan call for Tyler Vaughns to catch two passes for 1 yard?

Grade

C-

OFFENSIVE LINE

They can't pass block. They can't run block. They start three seniors. Are the reserves that bad to not play more?

Grade

F

DEFENSIVE LINE

Jay Tufele had a 48-yard fumble return for a TD but there were some big missed tackles by this group, including a failure to grab QB Tyler Huntley on a TD pass.

Grade

D

LINEBACKERS

John Houston had 15 tackles and Palaie Gaoteote 11 but that is not a positive because Utah was simply pummeling the defense the whole game.

Grade

D+

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Tyler Huntley is not considered a great passer so he goes out and throws 4 touchdown passes for 341 yards and no interceptions. I said before the season this unit was a weakness and nothing has changed.

Grade

F

SPECIAL TEAMS

This game was such a blowout that special teams couldn't really screw it up, other than Michael Brown's missed field goal.

Grade

C-

COACHING

Here is another game to puncture the myth of Clancy Pendergast being a good coach. We already know Clay Helton is not capable of running the program but Pendergast still has some defenders. Why? He was completely outcoached by Utah, who knew how to exploit his defense that never makes adjustments. Helton didn't have any answers either because the only one he ever had was Sam Darnold and now he is in the NFL.

Grade

F



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