3 things we learned from the Trojans' win over Western Michigan

Blind Long Snapper Jake Olson Was Put In The Game For A Successful PAT

Jones racked up 159 yards and three touchdowns on only 18 carries, while Darnold completed 23-of-33 passes for 289 yards and no touchdowns against two interceptions, though he did run for an 11-yard score.

Olson, with the help of the umpire and his teammates, got lined up and delivered a flawless snap for a 49-31 advantage and final score.

Cameron Smith was USC's leading tackler last season, and the third-year starter at middle linebacker should be a key figure against Western Michigan's powerful run game. Four players carried the ball at least seven times and all gained at least 30 yards.

The USC Trojans started off shaky at home to Western Michigan on Saturday, but, boy, did they finish strong. Coming off of a 13-1 season, the Broncos are giving No. 4 USC all it can handle.

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USC did not look like a superior team at all until the fourth quarter, and even then it was still anybody's game. And it's clear just how much the moment meant to the entire USC squad after Olson perfectly executed the snap for the extra point.

His first came late in the first half near midfield.

Jones far and away outperformed USC's purported Heisman candidate Sam Darnold.

Darnold will experience his first season opener as starting quarterback at USC and many believe it will be his last. In 10 games as the Trojans' starter in 2016, he was brought down only six times.

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