Defending his Heisman Trophy title, Caleb Williams once again proved his dominance as he earned well-deserved Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. With an electrifying performance in USC’s thrilling 48-41 victory over Colorado, Williams showcased his exceptional skills on the field. This marks the third time in his career that he has received the esteemed Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week accolade.
Under the guidance of Head Coach, Lincoln Riley, Williams has been the driving force behind USC’s explosive offense. Against the formidable Buffaloes, Williams delivered an awe-inspiring performance, completing 30 of his 40 passing attempts for an astounding 403 yards and 6 exhilarating touchdowns. Additionally, he showcased his versatility as a dual-threat quarterback, rushing for 12 yards on 5 carries.
It is no surprise that Caleb Williams’ performance on this occasion matched his single-game career-high record, an extraordinary accomplishment he previously achieved during his outstanding clash against Texas Tech in 2021 while playing for Oklahoma. What makes his achievements even more remarkable is that he is the first player in the last 25 years to throw for 6 passing touchdowns in a game for multiple schools.
Throughout this season, Williams has continued to dazzle spectators with his exceptional statistics. So far, he has completed an impressive 105 of his 141 passing attempts, accumulating a staggering 1,603 yards while adding 21 touchdowns to his name, with only a single interception. Furthermore, Williams has showcased his prowess as a runner, accumulating a total of 83 rushing yards and 3 additional touchdowns. All of these incredible achievements have been accomplished in just 16 quarters of football across 5 games.
On A Heisman Pace
In comparison to his outstanding performance during the first 5 games of his Heisman-winning campaign in 2022, Caleb Williams has surpassed all expectations this year. With 9 more touchdowns to his name in the same number of games, he has accomplished this extraordinary feat in 3 fewer quarters of playing time.
When it comes to key statistical categories, Williams reigns supreme. Currently, he holds the top spot in the nation for passing efficiency (217.7), passing touchdowns (21), points responsible for (146), and points responsible for per game (29.2). Additionally, he ranks first in yards per pass attempt (11.37), sixth in passing yards (1,603), seventh in passing yards per game (320.6), eighth in total offense (337.2), and ninth in completion percentage (74.5%). These remarkable achievements further solidify Williams’ status as a true powerhouse in college football.
Caleb Williams’ unwavering passion, unparalleled skills, and tireless dedication continue to make him an exceptional force to be reckoned with. With each game, he leaves an indelible mark on the field and captivates the hearts of fans around the nation. The University of Southern California and the City of Los Angeles are lucky to have him.