Manage episode 376096172 series 88596
On this episode of the Peristyle Podcasts hosts Ryan Abraham and Coach Harvey Hyde are back together talking about USC's second blowout win of the season, a 66-14 beatdown of the Nevada Wolf Pack Saturday afternoon in the Coliseum. Again the Trojans were a heavy favorite and this time they were able to easily cover the 38-point spread, winning eventually by 52 points.
Coach Harvey Hyde starts out talking about the impressive weekend the Pac-12 had, going 12-0 with some huge road wins like Colorado over TCU, Oregon State over San Jose State, Washington State winning at Colorado State and Stanford, USC’s next opponent, getting a win at Hawaii. With the entire conference looking better, it should make the Trojans drive to become Pac-12 champions a little more challenging.
Offensively Coach really liked what he saw, saying that that side of the ball looked much improved and in rhythm. He didn’t feel that Caleb Williams was all that happy after the San Jose State game and he was able to do just about anything he wanted as USC gained 668 yards on just 54 plays. MarShawn Lloyd caught the coach's eye and he loved to see him excel as a runner and as a receiver. He also felt the offensive line played well and for the most part kept Caleb safe from being hit.
On the defensive side coach loved to see a defense that was having fun out there, playing disciplined, hard and loose. He felt the pass rush was generating much more pressure and they were able to fight off blocks and get into their tackling space quickly. He really liked what he saw from the linebackers, especially Shane Lee and Raesjon Davis who had to play a lot of minutes in this game due to injuries at the position and the targeting ejection of Tackett Curtis. Coach also feels that Nevada was trying to test USC’s corners and how much speed they had with deep throws, including that one early in the game that was a huge play for the Wolf Pack. That is something to watch going forward, other teams really wanting to test these cornerbacks with deep sideline passes.
As usual the guys answer listener questions via email, text message and voicemail to finish up the show.
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