Although Lincoln Riley was pleased by big plays and small improvements alike during USC’s second consecutive blowout win, nothing thrilled the head coach and his sideline more than the 23-yard fumble return for a touchdown by defensive lineman Stanley Ta’ufo’ou. Caleb Williams threw for 319 yards and hit Tahj Washington with two of his five touchdown passes, leading USC to a 66-14 victory over Nevada. USC’s 668 yards were its most under Riley, and its 66 points matched the highest-scoring game of his tenure.
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