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USC Trojans Football: Caleb Williams' Heisman Hopes Take a Hit in Rankings

The potential back-to-back Heisman winner may come up short after a poor month of football.

Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans are 6-2 on the season, but after back-to-back losses against  Notre Dame and Utah, they are most likely out of playoff contention.

The other race that Williams may now be out of is the Heisman, which, if he did win, would put him in an elite group of players to win the award twice.

Bleacher Report came out with their updated Heisman rankings, and Williams took a big hit after a poor couple of weeks.

"Brutal month for Williams. Following the rout at Notre Dame, USC lost again to Utah. Williams passed for 256 yards and rushed for 27 with a touchdown in a decent, although not awesome, day. And the Trojans fell on a last-second field goal. While he's not eliminated, Williams faces an uphill climb to seriously rejoin the conversation."

(via David Kenyon, Bleacher Report)

Williams' game against the Utah Utes was alright, but it was not the spectacular display of talent and athleticism that football fans are used to.

He ended the day with 283 total yards and one rushing touchdown.

The more significant impact on Williams' Heisman candidacy is his poor game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where he threw for 199 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Those turnovers, combined with being sacked six times, are the most in that category in any game this season.

For Williams and his team's fortune to change, they would need to win out the rest of the year, along with some critical losses for any team ahead of them in the race to make the College Football Playoffs.