Watch: USC freshman tortures Utah with three INTs, one for TD
USC linebacker Cameron Smith had a very impressive first half vs. Utah, and he made the highlight reel with a pick-six vs. quarterback Travis Wilson.
The interception was Smith’s second of the second quarter, and his touchdown gave USC a 28-14 advantage over the Utes.
Utah entered the game undefeated, ranked third in the AP Top 25 poll, while unranked USC suffered three losses through its first six games. The Trojans were playing their second game of the season under interim head coach Clay Helton.
Wilson started off 9-for-9 passing. He then completed just two of his next 11 attempts, including the two interceptions by Smith.
Wilson threw three interceptions in his first five games of the season. He ended up recording four on Saturday, three to Smith.
Travis Wilson had 3 INT all season but #USC freshman LB Cameron Smith has intercepted him three times tonight. Trojans rolling.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 25, 2015
Smith’s third pick was perhaps his most impressive, as he batted the ball to himself and then secured it for the turnover.
Saturday wasn’t the first time Wilson has struggled passing at the Coliseum. In 2013, he threw three interceptions in a 19-3 loss to the Trojans.