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Donte Williams Recaps Breakout Performance of USC Freshman Michael Trigg

Trigg scored his first touchdown as a Trojan against Colorado.

Freshman tight end Michael Trigg wowed USC fans over the weekend, scoring his first touchdown as a Trojan in Boulder, Colorado.

The Trojans passing attack has been in search of consistent weapons outside of Drake London, and head coach Donte Williams may have found a hidden gem in Michael Trigg.

During USC's 37-14 beatdown over the Buffaloes, quarterback Kedon Slovis took a chance early in the second quarter, lofting the ball on a fade route towards Trigg. The tight end secured the ball, leaving Colorado safety Isaiah Lewis in the dust for the 46-yard touchdown.

Williams was excited for Trigg's big moment, but emphasized his want for the young freshman to continue evolving as a player. 

“Everyone sees the big plays he makes, but I see the mistakes he makes,” Williams told reporters Sunday. “Those are the coaching moments, not the plays he makes every day in practice. That’s how he will continue to grow.”

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Trigg has totaled 102 yards this season with just six receptions through five games. As teams continue to narrow in on Drake London, Trigg could be a continued X-factor for USC's offense.

Michael Trigg | USA Today 

Michael Trigg | USA Today 

The 6'4", 245-pound Florida native will look to get back on the scoring sheet this Saturday, as USC hosts the Utah Utes at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


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