There was USC head football coach Lincoln Riley and Heisman Trophy quarterback candidate Caleb Williams significant disappointment after Friday night’s 47-24 loss to Utah in the Pac-12 Finals. It was a result that cost the Trojans a place in the College Football Playoffs this season.
“Disappointing night for us,” said Riley. “You come as far as this team and this program has come in the last 12 months, you’re so close to winning a championship, maybe a lot more. You obviously don’t, it’s a difficult pill to swallow“
Utah broke open a tied game at halftime with a second half flurry that included a dominant effort at the line of scrimmage featuring seven total sacks of Williams. USC’s star signal caller was never comfortable after an interception and was significantly slowed by a hamstring injury that limited his running ability.
Here’s what else Riley and Williams had to say in full after USC’s gut-wrenching loss to the Utes Friday in Las Vegas.