Clay Helton: Trojans ‘control our own destiny’ after loss to Washington State

The USC Trojans (4-1, 2-1) are still shaking off their 30-27 loss to Washington State; however, coach Clay Helton believes his team is still in a good spot.

On Sunday night, Helton talked to the press and said that despite the loss, the No. 14 Trojans control their own destiny. Helton clearly believes the Trojans can still win the Pac-12 championship and make the College Football Playoff.

Helton knows the the Trojans must improve in order to fulfill their goals this season, but he also said that “one game does not define” their season.

The Trojans are incredibly beat up right now and lost several key players in the loss to Washington State. Helton mentioned that RB Stephen Carr is dealing with a foot injury and the OL Chuma Edoga is dealing with an ankle injury.

After the loss on Friday night, numerous USC fans criticized the play-calling of offense coordinator Tee Martin. Helton said that the team cannot “panic and scrap everything” after one poor performance. Helton also said that he has no issues with the play-calling and has a lot of faith in Martin.

USC will host Oregon State on Saturday at the Coliseum. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network. USC is currently a 32-point favorite over the Beavers.

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