USC smacked Cal Saturday 30-3, solidifying its place as one of the top teams in the Pac-10 all the while making Cal look like a lightweight more than anything else. Ordinarily you wouldn’t say a turning point doesn’t happen in the first quarter of the game, but that’s when it happened to me. Cal drove all the way down to the USC five yard line and had the chance to take a 7-0 lead and put the pressure on USC. Kevin Riley then got picked by Taylor Mays and that was all she wrote. A TD and a field goal later and it was 10-0 early in the second quarter by the time the following play happened, putting the game out of reach. Check out the video of Damian Williams’ punt return for a TD and the impressive tight rope he walked the final 15 yards of the play:
Not that it matters, but it sure looked like Williams stepped out of bounds at the 4 before going all Superman with his dive for the pylon. That was a sweet TD by Williams and an easy win for the Trojans. Meanwhile, Cal continues to get its fans all pumped up before letting them down big time like usual. Same old story for the Golden Bears.