USC quarterback Caleb Williams will take the field for the first time since winning the Heisman Trophy, leading the Trojans to their first bowl game in the program in three years. No. 10 USC is his first game of 2023 at his bowl in Arlington, Texas, where he faces No. 16 Tulane on Monday.
The Trojans went from 4-8 to 11-2 in 2021 with Lincoln Riley as their coach. This upturn stands out as his one of the most significant in the program’s history, but was the least notable in 022. Green he finished 2-10 a year before him and Willie under Fritz he went 11-2, but for Tulane it was his first conference finish since 1998. was the champion.
USC is looking for positive momentum in the offseason after missing the college football playoffs, so they can end the season positively with a win. Tulane is still on the cusp of receiving a New Year’s Six bid, while also picking up early wins in the offseason, so motivation should be no problem (Fritz and quarterback Michael his Pratt stays in the program, etc.).
CBS Sports will keep you up to date throughout the Cotton Bowl with analysis and highlights of USC’s fight against Tulane.