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2019 Schedule
3-1, 1st in Pac 12 - South
Fink honored USC coach let him play after trying to transfer (0:36)
Fink leads USC to upset of Utah with 3 TDs (2:33)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Clay Helton says QB Kedon Slovis got "dinged." He was not cleared to return and Helton expects to have an update Tuesday. USC didn't want to take any chances after Slovis took that big hit.

0:34

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton on what it meant for QB Matt Fink to stay with "his family," rather than transfer out.

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Backup QB Fink shines as USC stuns No. 10 Utah

Michael Pittman Jr. caught 10 passes for a career-high 232 yards and a touchdown from backup quarterback Matt Fink, who passed for 351 yards in Southern California's 30-23 victory over No. 10 Utah on Friday night.

Fink escapes sack on 31-yard TD pass (0:24)
Stepp celebrates with Bush after TD run (0:26)
0:18

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Clay Helton gets an acknowledgment from Urban Meyer on his way off the field after USC's huge win over Utah.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

First-year USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell congratulates Matt Fink, his third QB to play this season, after the Utah win.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Oregon? ❌‬ ‪Washington? ❌‬ ‪USC? ❌‬ ‪Utah? ❌‬ ‪PAC-12 once again may be out of the playoff in September. Allstate Playoff Predictor says Oregon is the most likely PAC-12 to make the playoff at 8 percent.

Pittman hauls in 78-yard TD (0:37)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

USC and Clay Helton record a redemptive 30-23 win over No. 10 Utah to take control of the Pac-12 South. The Trojans overcame the loss of QB Kedon Slovis and received a huge lift from Matt Fink, a talent-stocked receiving corps and a defense that made big plays when it mattered. Utah was uncharacteristically sloppy and not-opportunistic, making all the mistakes you can't have on the road against a talented opponent.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Utah converts Matt Fink's first interception into a short touchdown drive to close within four points again. This game feels like it will come down to which team makes the last catastrophic mistake. USC still must find an offense outside of throwing jump balls to its receivers. Utah is up to 11 penalties for 90 yards, a stat that usually equates to a loss on the road. Can the Utes play a clean fourth quarter? If so, they'll likely prevail.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

An sloppy yet entertaining first half ends with USC leading 14-10, following touchdowns on its first two possessions. Neither team could avoid the penalty flag -- 9 for Utah, 6 for USC -- or turnovers in opposing territory. Utah consistently moved the ball and capitalized on USC's defensive miscues but couldn't translate 284 yards into more points. USC's offense needs to regroup after generating no run game (minus-12 net yards). That's a lot to put on Matt Fink's shoulders in the second half.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Utah cuts USC's lead to 14-10 after one of the stranger scoring drives of the season. Both teams drew personal foul penalties (Utah's on coach Kyle Whittingham), the Utes erased second-and-25 from their own 5-yard line with a 30-yard run. USC's defense continues to benefit from Utah holding penalties, as the Utes are averaging 7.4 yards per rush when they avoid the yellow flag.

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3dAdam Rittenberg

Another QB blow for USC as Slovis takes hard hit

USC quarterback Kedon Slovis, who was making his third start in relief of JT Daniels, left Friday's game against Utah after taking a big hit on the second play from scrimmage.

0:15

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

The "Hire Urban" chant breaks out as fans watch Urban Meyer on the FS1 pregame show before USC hosts Utah.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton and his team arrive for tonight's game against Utah.

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The CFB Pod: UGA-ND, UTAH-USC, AUB-TAMU & more

David and Kevin discuss the biggest games to come in Week 4 of the CFB season, including what is "on the line" for Utah when they come out west to play USC (1:45) and is it fair to wonder about Michigan's identity ahead of their Top 25 showdown with Wisconsin (5:57)? Plus, notes on Auburn-Texas A&M (10:37), Notre Dame-Georgia (17:06), Tennessee-Florida (20:12) and Oklahoma State-Texas (26:38).

AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian
7dMark Schlabach

Bush set to work Utah-USC tilt in Coliseum return

For the first time in nine-plus years, Reggie Bush will return to the Coliseum for a Trojans game as part of the Fox Sports crew that will broadcast during the Utah-USC clash on Friday.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards324.517th
Rushing Yards118.5106th
Points For33.3Tied-51st
Points Against24.0