The spotlight has been on head coach Deion Sanders, QB Shedeur Sanders, and other members of Colorado. Before the game against USC, cameras focused on Coach Prime’s Colorado.
Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams stretched quietly away from cameras in the end zone.
While Colorado has won the popularity sweepstakes in college football thanks to head coach Deion Sanders, Williams and No. 8 USC prevailed where it counted on Saturday, beating rival California by a score of 48-41.
According to pay per head bookie reports, Williams completed 30-of-40 passes for 403 yards, six touchdowns, and an interception as the undefeated Trojans (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) increased their series lead to 17-0.
The Trojans’ dismal defensive effort almost overshadowed the junior’s career-high touchdown total, which surrendered 564 yards, the most under head coach Lincoln Riley. Colorado (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) came back from a 27-point hole to win by seven points, while the Trojans were outgained 318-165.
Junior quarterback Shedeur Sanders followed his father’s coaching career at Jackson State. Also, he captivated this sleepy college town with his sparkling multi-thousand-dollar diamond watch and electrifying play. In the game against USC, he passed for 262 of his 371 yards in the second half.
Sanders’s 25-yard touchdown run with 21 seconds left in the second quarter ignited the comeback before he threw for four touchdowns. As Riley saw it, the run gave them life, ruining what the coach considered the most incredible first half of the season for the Trojans.
Even though he was already down 34-14 at halftime, Deion’s youngest kid was just getting started. Entering the fourth quarter, he had led three scoring drives in a row. Colorado’s Jaylen Ellis intercepted Williams for the first time this season after Sanders led the Buffaloes on an 11-play, 61-yard touchdown drive that ended with Sanders throwing a nine-yard touchdown pass to Omarion Miller to cut the score to 14 with 11:55 left in the game.