On Friday night, the USC Trojans hosted No. 10 Utah in a pivotal matchup between Pac-12 opponents.
The Trojans entered the contest with a 2-1 record, but had serious questions facing the program in the face. Rumors of Clay Helton’s job being in jeopardy pummeled the team as Urban Meyer’s name grew stronger connections to the program.
Things took a turn for the worse early in the first quarter against the Utes – albeit very briefly. Starting quarterback Kedon Slovis – who took over after J.T. Daniels suffered a season-ending injury – took a nasty shot and was forced to leave the game.
Slovis had just released a pass when a Utah defender hit him and landed with most of his bodyweight on the young quarterback. The true freshman attempted to get up, but slumped back to the turf.
They’re looking at Kedon Slovis’ shoulder/collar bone after this big hit. Matt Fink coming in at QB for the Trojans. pic.twitter.com/Rxbfxby8t0
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 21, 2019
Redshirt junior Matt Fink took over and led the Trojans on a touchdown drive.
During the drive, Fink completed 4-of-5 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown toss. Not a bad debut to the season for the veteran quarterback.
It’s possible Slovis just had the wind knocked out of him, but the trainers decided to take extra precaution and take him to the locker room.
Stay tuned for the latest.