Amon-Ra St. Brown and the Trojans beat the Cougars 38-13


USC Trojans #8 Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR) catching a touchdown pass against the Washington State Cougars.Photo by John McGillen/USC Athletics.

12/7/20 LOS ANGELES, Ca - The USC Trojans (3-0) in the Pac-12 Conference hosted the Washington State Cougars (1-1) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon and came away with a 38-13 victory. The Trojans had to cancel their game last Saturday against the Colorado Buffaloes because of Cov19.


The story of the game was USC junior wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown 7 catches for sixty-five yards and four touchdowns in the first quarter. His first four catches for touchdowns was a record for college football and tied Robert Woods for most touchdowns in a game.


The Trojans running game was absent during the game, but Kedon Slovis had a solid evening throwing the football, completing 25 of his 32 passes for 287-yards and five touchdowns.


Kedon Slovis, in the first quarter, threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Amon-St. Brown to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead after the extra point was good by Parker Lewis. USC scored on their second possession of the game when Slovis connected with St. Brown on a twenty-two-yard touchdown pass making the score 14-0.

Washington State Cougars #4 Jayden de Laura (QB) being chase by a USC Trojans #15 Talanoa Hufanga (SS). Photo by John McGillen/USC Atletics.

The Trojans defense had the first turnover of the game after their strong-safety Tallanoa Hufanga intercepted the Cougars quarterback Jaden de Laura and ran it back forty-one yards. Moments later, St. Brown caught his third touchdown of the game after Slovis threw a four-yard touchdown pass that made the score to 21-0.


St. Brown scored his fourth touchdown of the game when Slovis threw a two-yard touchdown pass, pushing the Trojans lead up to 28-0 to close out the first quarter.


Slovis threw his fifth touchdown of the game in the second quarter with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Vaughns that made the score 35-0. The Cougars looking to put points on the scoreboard made it to the Trojans' five-yard line. A few plays later, Travell Harris scored on a five-yard touchdown run, and the Cougars trail at halftime 35-6.


The Trojans players and coaching staff were watching history in the making after Slovis threw four touchdowns to St. Brown in the first quarter to set the tone for the game.


"For us offensively, I think Amon-Ra had three or four receptions and four touchdowns," Slovis said. "It wasn't like he was getting the ball every play. It was awesome that he got to score every time, but at the same time, we were getting the ball to everyone and everyone was just executing and playing excited."

USC Trojans #8 Amon-Ra St. Brown running away from Washington State Cougars #8 Armani Marsh. Photo by John McGillen/USC Athletics.

Lewis kicked a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Trojans a 38-6 lead. Washington State fumbled the ball on their next possession, and USC's Chase Williams recovered the ball on their 22-yard line. USC had a chance to add more to their point total, but Lewis missed a 31-yard field goal that was wide to the left.


In the fourth quarter, the Cougars got their second score of the game, after Gunner Cruz threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Renard Bell that made the final score 38-13. USC will play its next game on the road at the Rose Bowl against cross-town rival the UCLA Bruins. #pac12 #usctrojans #washingtonstatecougars #amonrastbrown #usctrojans #jaydendelaura #ncaafootball #tgsportstv1