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USC skids toward a cliff, losing to BYU, 35-31

The ending of this year’s USC football season is hard to watch.

Derailed by the postponment of a game against Cal Berkeley, kicked around mercilessly by the UCLA Bruins, the USC Trojans this week tried to stop a skid towards a cliff but failed, losing to BYU, 35-31.

The acting coach is still alternating quarterbacks. This week, it was Jaxson Dart’s turn. He both passed for a touchdown and ran for another while passing for 248 yards. But the team came up short of enough points in the fourth quarter when BYU gained a final touchdown and point after to take the Cougars to 35 and past the Trojans.

The Trojans were down by 15 points in the third quarter when they finally began packing on points. They passed the Cougars at the beginning of the fourth quarter but allowed the Cougars one further fatal touchdown and point after.

The pandemic-postponed game against Cal Berkeley will be played on Saturday, December 4.

USC football schedule

Opponent Date and Time Location W|L Score
San José State Sep 4 (Sat) 2 p.m. PT Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum W 30-7
Stanford Sep 11 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. PT

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 28-42
at Washington State Sep 18 (Sat) 12:30 p.m. PT Pullman, WA W 45-14
Oregon State Sep 25 (Sat) TBD Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 45-27
at Colorado Oct 2 (Sat) TBD Boulder, CO W 14-37
Utah Oct 9 (Sat) TBD Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 42-26
at Notre Dame Oct 23 (Sat) 4:30 p.m. PT Notre Dame, IN L 16-31
Arizona Oct 30 (Sat) TBD Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum W 34-41
at Arizona State Nov 6 (Sat) TBD Tempe, AZ L 31-16
at California Nov 13 (Sat) TBD Berkeley, CA   POSTPONED
UCLA Nov 20 (Sat) TBD Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 62-33
vs Brigham Young Nov 27 (Sat) TBD Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 35-31
at California Nov 13 (Sat) TBD Berkeley, CA    
Pac-12 Championship Dec. 3 TBD Las Vegas, NV