WeAreSC On3 is a daily three-point briefing recapping news and notes surrounding USC Athletics. Today, we take a look at USC officially launching their Heisman campaign for Caleb Williams, the Trojans’ potential opponents in the Pac 12 Championship Game, and Bobby Haskins honoring his former teammates at Virginia.
Caleb Heisman Campaign
After throwing for 470 yards and accounting for three total touchdowns in the Trojans’ win over their crosstown rivals, Williams is now the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, according to oddsmakers. The star quarterback will have the chance to cement his status as USC’s eighth Heisman winner against Notre Dame this weekend and in the Pac 12 Championship Game the following week.
Championship Game Opponents
Speaking of the Pac 12 Championship Game, USC punched its ticket to Las Vegas by defeating the Bruins on Saturday. However, the Trojans’ opponent there remains to be determined.
Right now, Oregon is the heavy favorite to meet USC in the Sin City, after the Ducks held off Utah 20-17 Saturday night. Oregon can clinch a spot in the title game with a win over in-state rival Oregon State on Saturday. A loss to the Beavers, however, would open the door for either the Utes or Washington to enter the championship picture.
Haskins Plays for Virginia
On Saturday, USC offensive tackle Bobby Haskins was playing for more than just the Victory Bell. The transfer from Virginia was also honoring his former Cavalier teammates who were tragically killed in a shooting last week.
After the game, Haskins was visibly emotional, serving as a reminder that as passionate as rivalry games can be, ultimately, there are more important things in life than football.