Sport: College football media reactions to USC surviving Oregon State upset

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The USC Trojans saw Caleb Williams play his worst game of the season but still survived an upset bid from Oregon State and college football media reacted big time.

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From everything that we'd seen from the USC Trojans leading into Week 4 of the 2022 college football season, it was going to be Caleb Williams at the helm of Lincoln Riley's offense that was going to guide them to victory in hopes that the defense didn't give up just too many points. But weird things happen in Corvallis when Oregon State is trying to pull off an upset.

USC was not immune to that. Williams looked like he could barely start for a Power Five program, much less be a Heisman contender, from basically start to finish in the game. But meanwhile, the Trojans defense under Alex Grinch stepped up in the biggest way possible to force turnover after turnover.

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After Oregon State took a late 14-10 lead, though, Williams and Travis Dye moved the ball downfield and the quarterback finally found his superstar receiver, Jordan Addison, to run into the end zone to go ahead.

And after one final interception to seal the game, the Trojans survived to move to 4-0.

USC survives Oregon State upset bid: College football media reacts

The late-night college football media crowd was collectively exhausted and impressed after the performance and a wild game.

In all honesty, you have to be impressed with this performance.

Anyone who thought that USC's offense would struggle in this matchup surely had the Trojans losing in Corvallis. Instead, the defense showed it can step up its game just as much when needed, which is hugely positive for a team that has College Football Playoff aspirations.

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