Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. Why didn’t the dog want to play football? He was a Boxer.USC FOOTBALLQuarterback Kedon Slovis came out firing, with 297 yards and four touchdowns in the first quarter. The Trojans’ defense came out ferocious, with just a single yard allowed over that same stretch.But over the next three quarters, that near-perfection nearly came apart at the seams. What began as a smooth sail to bowl eligibility became a rocky ride just to stay alive, one the Trojans were lucky to survive in a 31-26 victory over Arizona State on Saturday. Advertisement With Arizona State driving and just 30 seconds remaining, it was Christian Rector who ultimately saved them. The senior defensive end leaped in the air, tipped a third-down pass, and dived forward to cradle it for the interception USC desperately needed.The Trojans (6-4, 4-2) are now bowl eligible, after missing a bowl game last season.But there was little enthusiasm for that milestone in the aftermath of Saturday’s escape.“I don’t celebrate six wins,” said receiver Amon-ra St. Brown, who did plenty worth celebrating in an 8-catch, 173-yard performance. Advertisement Clay Helton agreed, assuring there was still plenty of time for his uneven team to… Read full this story
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