Thanks in part to Slovis and his 456 passing yards and five passing touchdowns, Kedon Slovis was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week the Pac-12 announced on Monday.
Slovis led the USC Trojans to a dramatic in an Instant Classic as dubbed by ESPN and has already re-aired on the SB Nation Twitch Channel. Their 47-44 victory saw USC move up into the AP Top 25 as well and they’re starting to gain national acclaim for Slovis’ understanding and maneuvering of the Air Raid offense with offensive coordinator Graham Harrell.
It may be too early to start lifting Heisman Trophy aspirations for Slovis but if he keeps at this rate and the national attention keeps heading west, USC has a legitimate chance at another winner.
From the conference:
Slovis connected on 26-of-35 pass attempts for a whopping 456 yards and five touchdowns. He also chipped in with five carries for 28 yards.
The Trojans quarterback threw the game-winning score in overtime to defeat Washington State in an Instant Classic, 47-44. Despite three interceptions in the game, Slovis was on top of his game when it mattered most including going 4-for-4 for 75 yards and a score late in the third quarter that gave the Trojans the lead back.
Slovis has transformed the USC offense (with the help of OC Graham Harrell) into a high-flying, high-octane scoring machine and the Trojans cracked into the AP Top 25 after his performance.
He was dominant across the board and through he misfired two passes in the third quarter, both of which were intercepted, and threw another interception on a last-second heave into the end zone, he was far more accurate than even his final stat line shows. Slovis currently has a passer rating of 194.6 with 49-70 passing for 780 yards, 9 TDs, 4 INTs and a 70.0% completion percentage. He’s averaging 390.0 yards per game and has only been sacked four times.
We’re not saying go ahead and do it, but if we were you, we’d buy some cheap Kedon Slovis Heisman Trophy odds now. Then just root on the rest of the way.