The USC Trojans hosted the Oregon State Beavers for their fourth game of the 2021 season. It was an electric night in Los Angeles, as USC interim head coach Donte Williams made his head coaching debut at the Coliseum.
The Trojans started off strong on offense, quarterback Kedon Slovis finding wide receivers Gary Bryant Jr. and Drake London often. The Beavers captured the first score of the night, quarterback Chance Nolan connecting with tight end Teagan Quitoriano on a 27 yard pass for a score. Later, sophomore Gary Bryant Jr. reciprocated on a seven yard pass from Slovis, tying things up 7-7 before the second quarter.
Roughly two minutes into the second, running back Keaontay Ingram made USC’s second score of the night on a nine yard rush. USC held the lead for awhile, until the Beavers started to hammer down on offense. Oregon State scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of play, elevating the score to 21-14. The Trojans tried to get into the end zone before the clock hit zero, but settled for the field goal.
Oregon State used halftime to their advantage, scoring two touchdowns to start the third quarter. The Beavers racked up 10 points in the fourth to finish the night with a final score of 45-27.
USC QB Kedon Slovis finished the night throwing for 355 passing yards with one touchdown and three interceptions, while tailback Keaontay Ingram finished with two touchdowns on 79 yards. WR Drake London led the receiving core again, with 10 receptions for 165 yards.
Todd Orlando’s defense struggled as the Beavers offense accumulated 537 total yards and six touchdowns. They also forced four total turnovers.
Looking ahead, the USC Trojans hit the road once again and travel to Denver Colorado to take on Karl Dorrell's Buffaloes next Saturday, October 2.