Utah is looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Stanford. To do that, the Utes have to travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to face USC on Saturday at 6 p.m. MT. Here’s what the media in Southern California are saying.
Darnold losing his confidence
Even though USC is 5-1, quarterback Sam Darnold and the Trojans’ offense are not quite in sync according to the Los Angles Times. After a 38-10 win over Oregon State, Darnold said he has been hard on himself and that has led him to be emotionally stressed.
When you hear the phrase, ‘you are your own harshest critic,’ Darnold would fit that category. Against the Beavers, despite throwing three touchdowns for 316 yards, he committed three turnovers. That includes two fumbles and one interception. This season he has thrown nine interceptions, which is tied for third nationally.
“I focus on the bad, honestly,” Darnald said. “Just because you want to improve on the things that you didn’t do well and learn from it. And that’s how I am, that’s how our coaches are, that’s how I think any player would be, honestly. And just the turnovers, it’s not good.”
In regarding to Utah, the Times brings up the quarterback issue for the Utes, pointing out Tyler Huntley’s stats as a starter in the first four games before getting inured. Then bring up Troy Williams, who’s from the L.A. area, first start of the season last week against Stanford and giving the Utes its first loss of the year.
The Utes are still figuring who’s going to start Saturday between Williams and third stringer Cooper Bateman if Huntley is not ready to go.
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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News