All things considered, this isn’t actually what USC fans needed to see after it was declared that mentor Clay Helton would be held pushing ahead. Going head to head against No. 16 Iowa, the No. 22 Trojans not just got humiliated in the Holiday Bowl 49-24, they lost their quarterback Kedon Slovis to serious right arm damage.
Slovis was harmed during the second from last quarter of Friday’s down when he was hit by Hawkeyes cautious end A.J. Epenesa as he was endeavoring a pass. The first year recruit was taken to the restorative tent however stayed away forever to the game as mentors analyzed his correct elbow and shoulder. Formally, Slovis was determined to have a sprained right elbow and shoulder. Matt Fink, who prior this season supplanted Slovis against Utah, fell off the seat to complete the game. Slovis was having a sharp night against the Hawkeyes, tossing for 260 yards and a couple of touchdowns at the hour of the damage. Fink … not really. He completed with 76 yards and a pick-six.
It’s an intense end to the season for Slovis, who was a little brilliant spot in a generally disappointing 8-5 exertion for the Trojans. At first the reinforcement for Week 1 behind J.T. Daniels, Slovis was approached to begin for USC after Daniels endured a torn ACL in the season-opener against Fresno State. In his first start against Stanford, he tossed for 377 yards and three touchdowns. On three additional events, he overshadowed the 400-yard mark through the air and hurled for a vocation high 515 yards in a season-finishing prevail upon UCLA. Most importantly, they’sbeen an extraordinary fit in Graham Harrell’s Air Raid offense.
That should proceed in 2020. Genuinely, Slovis has the opportunity to be the best quarterback for the Trojans in at any rate 10 years. Be that as it may, for the time being, this is a sharply baffling end for them as well as for USC’s season.
Iowa, then again, looked in no way like the group that scored simply 23.8 focuses per game on the season. The success over the Trojans denoted the most focuses scored by the Hawkeyes all season. While not every one of them were on offense, this was a fun, inventive showcase of play-calling featured by quarterback Nate Stanley having a strong game (213 yards passing, 2 TDs) and recipient Ihmir Smith-Marsette doing a tad of everything. Smith-Marsette finished the night with three touchdowns: one getting, one hurrying and one on uncommon groups. Per Jason Starrett of The Athletic, Smith-Marsette turned into the first FBS player to score a touchdown in each of the three of those ways since Deuce McAllister did as such for Ole Miss in the 1998 Independence Bowl versus Texas Tech.