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Wilson, BYU beats No. 24 USC 30-27 in overtime

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU should be getting accustomed to coming from behind to beat traditional powers.

Dayan Ghanwoloku intercepted a tipped pass in overtime after Jake Oldroyd kicked a 43-yard field to give the Cougars the lead, and BYU held on to beat No. 24 Southern California 30-27 on Saturday - one week after a similar fourth-quarter rally to knock off Tennessee.

Zach Wilson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for another score, Ty'Son Williams had 99 yards rushing, and the Cougars (2-1) capitalized on three crucial turnovers.

''No matter the score, no matter the time that's left on the clock, this team keeps fighting and keeps fighting,'' Williams said.

It took the Cougars a few minutes to digest that they had beaten a ranked opponent at home since defeating then-No. 20 Boise State in 2015. Fans stormed the field immediately after the interception Saturday, then stormed a second time when a review confirmed the call on the field.

''You're still in that game mode,'' Wilson said. ''Even when you see the pick, you're thinking, `Is that it? Is that game?' You don't start celebrating yet. You see everyone come on the field. They always got to review it, so there's always that split second of, `Is the game over yet?'''

The Trojans' Chase McGrath tied the game 27-all when he connected on a 52-yard field goal with 1:43 left in regulation. But those were the only points they scored over the final 10:44 of regulation and overtime, their offense going stale when they needed it the most.

Kedon Slovis threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans (2-1). But he also was picked off three times, including on the final play of the game, as USC lost its fourth consecutive game in the state of Utah.

After a week in which USC athletic director Lynn Swann stepped down, coach Clay Helton absorbed a loss that will certainly raise the heat on him going into a crucial stretch. The Trojans play No. 11 Utah on Friday, then have road games against No. 23 Washington and No. 7 Notre Dame.

''We don't worry about noise,'' Helton said. ''We live in Los Angeles, California. There's a ton of damn noise. It's every day. What we have to focus on is doing our job, winning the next game.''

Ghanwoloku, a defensive back who moonlights as a running back, scored the first touchdown for BYU on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. But that wound up being merely a footnote after the clutch play he would make on the other side of the ball in overtime.

The Trojans took the lead early in the fourth quarter, when they stopped Ghanwoloku a yard short of the first down on fourth-and-2 and proceeded to march 92 yards the other way. Michael Pittman Jr. hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass to give USC a 24-17 advantage.

Wilson gave the Cougars the lead back with 5:41 left in regulation when he ran 16 yards for a touchdown. The score was set up by Wilson evading a sack and hitting Gunner Romney for 35 yards.

''He's a great football player,'' Trojan defensive tackle Jay Tufele said of the Cougars' second-year quarterback, who has been dynamic ever since becoming the starter. ''He's versatile.''

JACK OF ALL TRADES

Ghanwoloku was used in the backfield in a short-yardage package for a second straight week. He ran twice, getting a touchdown on his first carry and stopped on fourth down on his second.

''I just want to be a playmaker,'' Ghanwoloku said. ''Just making plays no matter what.''

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Markese Stepp finished with a season-high 53 yards on nine carries as USC's no. 3 running back. His 5.9 yards per carry led the Trojans, but a near-fumble early in the fourth quarter limited his touches as the game progressed.

''He did a nice job. He put the ball on the ground one time,'' Helton said. ''That's where he's got to learn, in these kinds of games, it's a violent game. We were fortunate to get the ball back.''

THE TAKEAWAY

USC: Slovis and the Trojan offense had plenty of issues after dominating Stanford last week. USC threw a single pass in the third quarter and Slovis had a pair of costly interceptions in the first quarter. The Trojans netted just a field goal on their final three drives in regulation.

BYU: An inability to finish long drives ended up being a problem for the Cougars for a third straight game. BYU had to rely on key defensive stops late to sneak away with another close victory.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

USC will likely fall out of the AP Top 25 when the poll comes out Sunday.

UP NEXT

USC: The Trojans have a short week to prepare for Pac-12 South rival Utah.

BYU: The Cougars face their third Pac-12 opponent in four weeks when they host No. 23 Washington next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal
39-J.Oldroyd 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
-1
yds
pos
27
30
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:54
40-C.McGrath 52 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
49
yds
03:47
pos
27
27
Point After TD 5:41
39-J.Oldroyd extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
27
Touchdown 5:41
1-Z.Wilson runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
52
yds
01:06
pos
24
26
Field Goal 8:56
39-J.Oldroyd 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
61
yds
01:49
pos
24
20
Point After TD 10:45
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
17
Touchdown 10:57
9-K.Slovis complete to 6-M.Pittman. 6-M.Pittman runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
92
yds
01:04
pos
23
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:03
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
17
Touchdown 5:08
29-V.Malepeai runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
76
yds
05:11
pos
16
17
Point After TD 10:19
39-J.Oldroyd extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 10:26
1-Z.Wilson complete to 82-D.Milne. 82-D.Milne runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
84
yds
04:28
pos
10
16
Field Goal 15:00
40-C.McGrath 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
83
yds
02:52
pos
10
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:11
39-J.Oldroyd 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
21
yds
01:53
pos
7
10
Point After TD 6:10
39-J.Oldroyd extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:14
5-D.Ghanwoloku runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
5
plays
27
yds
01:11
pos
7
6
Point After TD 10:39
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 10:43
9-K.Slovis complete to 6-M.Pittman. 6-M.Pittman runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
74
yds
3:44
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 22 21
Rushing 9 8
Passing 13 13
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 6-17 7-16
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 442 404
Total Plays 79 74
Avg Gain 5.6 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 171 131
Rush Attempts 45 40
Avg Rush Yards 3.8 3.3
Net Yards Passing 271 273
Comp. - Att. 24-34 21-34
Yards Per Pass 8.0 8.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-10 3-26
Penalties - Yards 5-44 5-39
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 3 0
Punts - Avg 4-38.5 4-48.3
Return Yards 117 27
Punts - Returns 1-4 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 6-113 1-17
Int. - Returns 0-0 3-10
Kicking 5/5 6/7
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 2/2 3/4
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
24 USC 2-1 710010027
BYU 2-1 107010330
271 PASS YDS 273
171 RUSH YDS 131
442 TOTAL YDS 404
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Slovis 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 281 2 3 141.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 281 2 3 141.8
K. Slovis 24/34 281 2 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
V. Malepeai 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 96 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 96 1
V. Malepeai 23 96 1 16
M. Stepp 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 53 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 53 0
M. Stepp 9 53 0 15
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 22 0
S. Carr 9 22 0 7
K. Slovis 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
K. Slovis 4 0 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Pittman Jr. 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 95 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 95 2
M. Pittman Jr. 9 95 2 30
T. Vaughns 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 65 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 65 0
T. Vaughns 7 65 0 15
E. Krommenhoek 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 60 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 60 0
E. Krommenhoek 1 60 0 60
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 29 0
S. Carr 3 29 0 15
V. Malepeai 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 28 0
V. Malepeai 3 28 0 11
A. St. Brown 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
A. St. Brown 1 4 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Gaoteote IV 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
P. Gaoteote IV 8-1 0.0 0
T. Hufanga 15 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
T. Hufanga 8-2 0.0 0
J. Houston Jr. 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
J. Houston Jr. 6-2 0.0 0
I. Pola-Mao 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
I. Pola-Mao 5-3 0.0 0
I. Taylor-Stuart 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
I. Taylor-Stuart 4-0 0.0 0
M. Tuipulotu 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
M. Tuipulotu 4-1 0.5 0
O. Griffin 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
O. Griffin 4-0 0.0 0
C. Pollard 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Pollard 3-0 0.0 0
H. Echols 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
H. Echols 2-0 1.0 0
G. Johnson 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0
J. Tufele 78 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Tufele 2-1 0.0 0
C. Steele 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Steele 2-0 0.0 0
C. Williams 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
C. Tremblay 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Tremblay 1-0 0.0 0
D. Jackson 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
D. Jackson 1-2 1.5 0
C. Murphy 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Murphy 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. McGrath 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
2/2 3/3
C. McGrath 2/2 52 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Griffiths 24 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 38.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 38.5 3
B. Griffiths 4 38.5 3 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Jones Jr. 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 22.3 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 22.3 24 0
V. Jones Jr. 3 22.3 24 0
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 15.3 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 15.3 19 0
S. Carr 3 15.3 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Vaughns 21 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
T. Vaughns 1 4.0 4 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Wilson 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.6% 280 1 0 141.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.6% 280 1 0 141.9
Z. Wilson 20/33 280 1 0
J. Hall 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 19 0 0 259.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 19 0 0 259.6
J. Hall 1/1 19 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Williams 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 99 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 99 0
T. Williams 19 99 0 26
E. Esukpa 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 14 0
E. Esukpa 6 14 0 6
Z. Wilson 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 10 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 10 1
Z. Wilson 9 10 1 16
L. Katoa 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
L. Katoa 1 5 0 5
D. Ghanwoloku 5 DB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 1
D. Ghanwoloku 2 2 1 1
A. Hifo 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
A. Hifo 2 2 0 1
J. Hall 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
J. Hall 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Romney 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 54 0
G. Romney 3 54 0 35
M. Simon 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 48 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 48 0
M. Simon 3 48 0 30
M. Laulu-Pututau 17 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 36 0
M. Laulu-Pututau 2 36 0 22
D. Milne 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 36 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 36 1
D. Milne 2 36 1 30
A. Hifo 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 30 0
A. Hifo 3 30 0 17
T. Shumway 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 25 0
T. Shumway 1 25 0 25
Z. Wilson 1 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 19 0
Z. Wilson 1 19 0 19
T. Williams 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
T. Williams 1 18 0 18
M. Bushman 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 17 0
M. Bushman 1 17 0 17
T. Allgeier 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
T. Allgeier 1 8 0 8
E. Esukpa 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
E. Esukpa 1 6 0 6
L. Katoa 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 2 0
L. Katoa 2 2 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Fonua 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 0.0
K. Fonua 13-1 0.0 0
P. Wilgar 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
P. Wilgar 7-2 0.0 1
D. Ghanwoloku 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
D. Ghanwoloku 6-0 0.0 1
M. Tooley 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
M. Tooley 5-1 0.0 0
C. Ah You 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Ah You 4-0 0.0 0
I. Herron 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
I. Herron 4-1 0.0 0
K. Tonga 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
K. Tonga 4-0 1.0 0
L. Fauatea 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
L. Fauatea 3-0 1.0 0
M. Moore 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Moore 2-1 0.0 0
A. Lee 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Lee 2-1 0.0 0
J. Nwigwe 88 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Nwigwe 2-0 0.0 0
Z. Dawe 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Z. Dawe 2-0 0.0 0
U. Leiataua 58 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
U. Leiataua 2-0 0.0 0
B. El-Bakri 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. El-Bakri 1-0 0.0 0
M. Criddle 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Criddle 1-0 0.0 0
I. Kaufusi 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
I. Kaufusi 1-0 0.0 1
D. Kaufusi 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Kaufusi 1-0 0.0 0
J. Kaufusi 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Kaufusi 1-0 0.0 0
S. Powell 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Powell 1-0 0.0 0
E. Tuioti-Mariner 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
E. Tuioti-Mariner 0-1 0.0 0
D. Gallow 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Gallow 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Oldroyd 39 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/4 3/3
J. Oldroyd 3/4 43 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Oldroyd 39 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 48.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 48.3 2
J. Oldroyd 4 48.3 2 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Allgeier 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
T. Allgeier 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 USC 26 4:17 10 74 TD
8:53 USC 20 1:17 4 47 INT
6:10 USC 11 0:41 3 62 INT
3:05 USC 13 2:52 9 83 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:19 USC 24 5:11 11 76 TD
2:17 USC 27 1:12 5 22 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:03 USC 48 1:16 3 5 Punt
7:35 USC 15 1:18 4 25 Punt
1:18 USC 8 1:04 13 92 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:18 USC 13 1:26 4 16 Punt
5:41 USC 22 3:47 11 49 FG
0:54 USC 19 0:40 4 26
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:00 BYU 25 0:00 3 0 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:39 BYU 25 1:04 4 21 Punt
7:25 USC 28 1:11 5 27 TD
5:04 USC 27 1:53 4 21 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 BYU 26 4:28 10 84 TD
5:03 BYU 25 2:41 11 43 FG Miss
0:59 BYU 15 0:08 2 2 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:10 BYU 25 0:00 5 -9 Punt
11:06 BYU 13 3:26 8 20 Fumble
5:34 BYU 13 3:39 12 79 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:45 BYU 25 1:49 6 61 FG
6:47 BYU 48 1:06 4 52 TD
1:48 BYU 25 0:26 4 24 Punt
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:08 USC 25 0:08 3 -1 End of Quarter