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Caleb Williams pushes USC past Notre Dame and reaches perfect tiebreaker spot: CFB media react

The USC Trojans are now in shape to make the college football game after quarterback Caleb Williams helped lead them to a 38-27 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday.

Last week, the USC Trojans showed they should be considered for the College Football Playoff with their thrilling win over the UCLA Bruins, thanks to Heisman-worthy quarterback Caleb Williams’ performance. In the process, they officially clinched a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game. But this week, they wanted to prove themselves worthy of a college football game.

They accomplished just that.

Facing a Notre Dame Fighting Irish team that the playoff selection panel highly values, the Trojans cruised to a relatively easy 38-27 victory behind Williams’ four-game performance. With that, and losses to Ohio State and LSU on Saturday, USC is in a great position to make the playoffs.

The college football media shared their thoughts on the prospects for the USC college football game.

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Williams set the tone on the early drive, needing just 10 plays to put the Trojans on the board first on an 11-yard touchdown pass to Washington’s Tahaj. Then, just before halftime, Williams ran for a five-yard touchdown and hit a Heisman putt to give USC a 17-7 lead.

From there, the Trojans continued to pull away from the Fighting Irish, with Williams running two more runs on the night. He smashed it three rushing times, the most in a game this season.

Williams completed 18 of 22 pass attempts for 232 yards and a touchdown pass to Washington.

This win is very beneficial for USC. The Ohio State Buckeyes were blown out 45-23 by the rival Michigan Wolverines and are likely to drop in the rankings. Then there was LSU, the #5 ranked team over USC, embarrassed at the 38-23 Texas A&M Aggies.

As long as the Trojans win the Pac-12 Championship game on Friday, December 2, they stand a good chance of making the playoffs for the first time.

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