NCAAF Game Recap - USC at Brigham Young
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

T

(24) USC (2-1)

7

10

0

10

0

27

Brigham Young (2-1)

10

7

0

10

3

30

Wilson, BYU beats No. 24 USC 30-27 in overtime
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:41 PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU should be getting accustomed to coming from behind to beat traditional powers.

Dayan Ghanwoloku intercepted a tipped pass in overtime after Jake Oldroyd kicked a 43-yard field to give the Cougars the lead, and BYU held on to beat No. 24 Southern California 30-27 on Saturday - one week after a similar fourth-quarter rally to knock off Tennessee.

Zach Wilson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for another score, Ty'Son Williams had 99 yards rushing, and the Cougars (2-1) capitalized on three crucial turnovers.

"No matter the score, no matter the time that's left on the clock, this team keeps fighting and keeps fighting," Williams said.

It took the Cougars a few minutes to digest that they had beaten a ranked opponent at home since defeating then-No. 20 Boise State in 2015. Fans stormed the field immediately after the interception Saturday, then stormed a second time when a review confirmed the call on the field.

"You're still in that game mode," Wilson said. "Even when you see the pick, you're thinking, `Is that it? Is that game?' You don't start celebrating yet. You see everyone come on the field. They always got to review it, so there's always that split second of, `Is the game over yet?"'

The Trojans' Chase McGrath tied the game 27-all when he connected on a 52-yard field goal with 1:43 left in regulation. But those were the only points they scored over the final 10:44 of regulation and overtime, their offense going stale when they needed it the most.

Kedon Slovis threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans (2-1). But he also was picked off three times, including on the final play of the game, as USC lost its fourth consecutive game in the state of Utah.

After a week in which USC athletic director Lynn Swann stepped down, coach Clay Helton absorbed a loss that will certainly raise the heat on him going into a crucial stretch. The Trojans play No. 11 Utah on Friday, then have road games against No. 23 Washington and No. 7 Notre Dame.

"We don't worry about noise," Helton said. "We live in Los Angeles, California. There's a ton of damn noise. It's every day. What we have to focus on is doing our job, winning the next game."

Ghanwoloku, a defensive back who moonlights as a running back, scored the first touchdown for BYU on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. But that wound up being merely a footnote after the clutch play he would make on the other side of the ball in overtime.

The Trojans took the lead early in the fourth quarter, when they stopped Ghanwoloku a yard short of the first down on fourth-and-2 and proceeded to march 92 yards the other way. Michael Pittman Jr. hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass to give USC a 24-17 advantage.

Wilson gave the Cougars the lead back with 5:41 left in regulation when he ran 16 yards for a touchdown. The score was set up by Wilson evading a sack and hitting Gunner Romney for 35 yards.

"He's a great football player," Trojan defensive tackle Jay Tufele said of the Cougars' second-year quarterback, who has been dynamic ever since becoming the starter. "He's versatile."

JACK OF ALL TRADES

Ghanwoloku was used in the backfield in a short-yardage package for a second straight week. He ran twice, getting a touchdown on his first carry and stopped on fourth down on his second.

"I just want to be a playmaker," Ghanwoloku said. "Just making plays no matter what."

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Markese Stepp finished with a season-high 53 yards on nine carries as USC's no. 3 running back. His 5.9 yards per carry led the Trojans, but a near-fumble early in the fourth quarter limited his touches as the game progressed.

"He did a nice job. He put the ball on the ground one time," Helton said. "That's where he's got to learn, in these kinds of games, it's a violent game. We were fortunate to get the ball back."

THE TAKEAWAY

USC: Slovis and the Trojan offense had plenty of issues after dominating Stanford last week. USC threw a single pass in the third quarter and Slovis had a pair of costly interceptions in the first quarter. The Trojans netted just a field goal on their final three drives in regulation.

BYU: An inability to finish long drives ended up being a problem for the Cougars for a third straight game. BYU had to rely on key defensive stops late to sneak away with another close victory.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

USC will likely fall out of the AP Top 25 when the poll comes out Sunday.

UP NEXT

USC: The Trojans have a short week to prepare for Pac-12 South rival Utah.

BYU: The Cougars face their third Pac-12 opponent in four weeks when they host No. 23 Washington next Saturday.

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Passing

USC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Slovis 34 24 70.6 2 281 60 3 78.2
BYU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Z. Wilson 33 20 60.6 1 280 35 0 98.0
J. Hall 1 1 100.0 0 19 19 0 118.8

Rushing

USC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
V. Malepeai 23 96 4.2 16 1
M. Stepp 9 53 5.9 15 0
BYU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Williams 19 99 5.2 26 0
E. Esukpa 6 14 2.3 6 0

Receiving

USC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Pittman Jr. 9 95 10.6 30 2
T. Vaughns 7 65 9.3 15 0
BYU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
G. Romney 3 54 18.0 35 0
M. Simon 3 48 16.0 30 0

Fumbles

USC F FL
K. Slovis 1 0
T. Vaughns 1 0
BYU F FL
Z. Wilson 1 0

Returning

USC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Carr 3 15.3 0 19 0 - 0 0
V. Jones Jr. 3 22.3 0 24 0 - 0 0
BYU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Allgeier 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0

Punting

USC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Griffiths 4 154 38.5 47
BYU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Oldroyd 4 193 48.3 56

Takeaways

BYU Int Yds InTD
P. Wilgar 1 0 0
D. Ghanwoloku 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

USC BYU
Points For 27 30
Total Yards 452 430
Rushing Yards 171 131
Passing Yards 281 299
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/34 21/34
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/0 1/0
First Downs 22 21
Penalties - Yards 5/44 5/39
Time Of Possession 32:32 28:28
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/17 7/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/38 4/48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter USC BYU
USC 4:21 TD Michael Pittman Jr. 8 yd pass from Kedon Slovis (Chase McGrath kick) 7 0
BYU 8:50 TD Dayan Ghanwoloku 1 yd run (Jacob Oldroyd kick) 7 7
BYU 11:59 FG Jacob Oldroyd 23 yd FG 7 10
2nd Quarter USC BYU
USC 0:10 FG Chase McGrath 27 yd FG 10 10
BYU 4:41 TD Dax Milne 30 yd pass from Zach Wilson (Jacob Oldroyd kick) 10 17
USC 9:57 TD Vavae Malepeai 5 yd run (Chase McGrath kick) 17 17
3rd Quarter USC BYU
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter USC BYU
USC 4:15 TD Michael Pittman Jr. 30 yd pass from Kedon Slovis (Chase McGrath kick) 24 17
BYU 6:47 FG Jacob Oldroyd 32 yd FG 24 20
BYU 9:19 TD Zach Wilson 16 yd run (Jacob Oldroyd kick) 24 27
USC 13:17 FG Chase McGrath 52 yd FG 27 27
Overtime USC BYU
BYU 15:00 FG Jacob Oldroyd 43 yd FG 27 30

Game Information

Stadium: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
Attendance: 62,546
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