Cam Smith on UNLV QB: We're going to see more guys like that
UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers didn’t have record breaking stats in his game against USC. But he did just enough moving and game managing to keep his Mountain West squad in tight with USC for three quarters.
While he went 12 of 27 for 97 yards through the air, Rogers did throw two touchdown passes. That’s including a 31-yard strike that gave the Rebels a 14-9 lead in the first half.
He also hurt USC was with his legs. He had 82 yards rushing.
That’s a little worrisome to star linebacker Cam Smith, especially when USC is scheduled to face known athletes at quarterback in the Pac-12. If Rogers could do that, Khalil Tate, Tyler Huntley and Manny Wilkins will give the defense something to think about.
“We’re going to get a lot more guys like that during the season so we have areas to improve,” Smith said when asked about challenges future dual-threat quarterbacks could provide USC.
Next week USC will get a break from dual-threat quarterbacks. The Trojans face Stanford, who is led by impressive pro-style passer KJ Costello.