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No. 20 USC (3-0) led from start to finish as the Trojans cruised to a 33-17 victory over Utah (0-1) Saturday night at Rice Eccles Stadium.

USC Quarterback Kedon Slovis completed 24-of-35 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns as the Trojans dominated the line of scrimmage in a game that was never really that close.

Utah held USC to just 357 yards of total offense, while  the Utes managed just 327 yards themselves, with a chunk of that coming late in the game. It didn’t help either that Utah had five turnovers in the game compared to just two for the Trojans.

After sending seven players to the NFL, there was a lot of questions for Utah heading into Saturdays’ showdown against USC. The biggest question was who was going to start at quarterback.

Ute fans got their answer as Cam Rising started the game, but he didn’t finish. The sophomore quarterback, who transferred form Texas, beat out South Carolina transfer Jake Bentley and senior Drew Lisk for the starting QB job.

Unfortunately, Rising didn’t even finish the first half as he was injured near the start of the second quarter when he was tripped sacked by USC’s Marlon Tuipulotu. Rising’s stat line for the game was 3-of-6 for 45 yards, an interception and a fumble.

Bentley finished the game, however, the senior didn’t look much better as he threw for just 171 yards and a touchdown. He also threw two interceptions and couldn’t get the offense moving for much of the game.

It was Utah’s defense that got the first touchdown on the night when Nephi Sewell took a fumble to the house to tie the score at 10-10 in the second quarter.

The game got so ugly, that even the cameras couldn’t watch as ESPN’s cameras went out in the third quarter for an extended period of time. ESPN play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming and analyst Rod Gilmore had to give the play-by-by from their phones, most likely the ESPN gamecast. And yes, Twitter had a field day with it.

On a bright spot, freshman running back Ty Jordan looked like the real deal as he had seven carries for 32 yards. The freshman was even running over guys in what was his first collegiate game.

Here’s a look at how the media, fans and players reacted after the game:

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