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WeAreSC On3 9/19/22: Trojans Beat Bulldogs, Malachi in Attendance, and ASU Fires Herm

Adam Bradford09/19/22
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Quarterback Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans breaks away from defensive end Da'Marcus Johnson #52 of the Fresno State Bulldogs and runs into the end zone for a touchdown (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

WeAreSC On3 is a daily three-point briefing recapping news and notes surrounding USC Athletics. Today, we take a look at USC handling Fresno State, Malachi Nelson attending the game, and Pac 12 rival Arizona State firing head coach Herm Edwards.

Trojans Beat Bulldogs

On Saturday night, USC defeated Fresno State by a score of 45-17. With the win, the Trojans improved to 3-0 for just the third time in the past decade.

USC handled Fresno State 45-17 at the Coliseum on Saturday night. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Malachi in Attendance

USC hosted numerous visitors at the Coliseum on Saturday, including a big-name commit. Five-star class of 2023 quarterback Malachi Nelson was at the game checking out his future teammates.

A year ago at this time, Nelson was committed to play for Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma. However, he flipped his commitment to USC shortly after Riley’s departure, and has remained committed to the Trojans ever since.

ASU Fires Herm

While USC is enjoying a great start to the season, the same cannot be said of one of the Trojans’ Pac 12 South (is that even still a thing?) rivals.

Following a stunning loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday night, Arizona State fired embattled head coach Herm Edwards.

In addition to mediocre/poor results on the field, Edwards’s tenure in Tempe was marred by a scandal in which the Sun Devils illegally hosted recruits on campus during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This past offseason was a disastrous one for Arizona State, as a significant portion of Edwards’s coaching staff was fired due to the scandal. In addition, numerous ASU players elected to transfer out of the program, including starting quarterback Jayden Daniels.

The Sun Devils visit the Coliseum in two weeks.