“I think we had a great game plan coming in. You could see we were really comfortable with what we’re doing,” Covey said. “And, man, shout out to Tyler. He played a heck of a game. I mean, he made some plays that if we don’t make, it’s a really close game.”
The defense, led by 11 tackles from linebacker Chase Hansen, held USC to only 205 yards. The Utes made seven stops behind the line of scrimmage and had five pass breakups. They intercepted two passes and stopped the Trojans on their first 10 third-down situations.
“We try and do what we do,” Hansen said.
Tyler Huntley threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing to lead Utah to a 41-28 victory over Southern Cal on Saturday night.
Huntley matched a career-high in passing yards to help the Utes beat the Trojans for the third straight time at home. Zack Moss added 136 yards on 25 carries. Utah (5-2, 3-2 Pac-12) has won three straight overall and moved into a first-place tie with USC in the Pac-12 South.
JT Daniels was 6-of-16 passing for 89 yards and a score with two interceptions for USC. Matt Fink, who played the entire fourth quarter in place of the freshman, finished with 43 yards and a touchdown on 6-of-7 passing.
The Trojans (4-3, 3-2 Pac-12) generated just 205 total yards and averaged 3.8 yards per play. Utah tallied 541 yards while averaging 6.7 yards per play.
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