When Sam Darnold fumbled on USC’s final play, it essentially ended any chance of a comeback for the Trojans, who fell to No. 16 Washington State 30-27.
But it was Darnold’s pedestrian performance throughout the entirety of the game that had the internet buzzing, and most of it was reserved for people claiming the USC signal-caller and Heisman-hopeful was not nearly as good as advertised.
Darnold, playing behind a banged up offensive line (starting left tackle Toa Lobendahn didn’t make the trip after getting staph infection, and USC also lost starters Chuma Edoga and Viane Talamaivao during the game to injuries) could not find any sort of comfort zone, and struggled mightily, in what might be his worst game as a college player to this point.
He finished 15-for-29 for only 164 yards and one interception. Though he did finish with two rushing touchdowns, it was not enough to help the Trojans escape the Palouse with a win, and the USC and Darnold haters came out in full force all night.
Kevin Arnold > Sam Darnold
— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) September 30, 2017
Sam Darnold pic.twitter.com/jQUfa9YffM
— Mikey Pete (@MikeyPete911) September 30, 2017
I don't see it with Sam Darnold.
— Brandon Walker (@BWalker_SEC) September 30, 2017
There are actually people that think Sam Darnold is better than Baker and that is quite funny. #haha
— Barstool Sooners (@OUBarstool) September 30, 2017
I want to believe with Sam Darnold, I truly do. I'm just not sure I can.
— Will Cain (@willcain) September 30, 2017
Endless flow of excuses for Darnold's numbers is fascinating. Dude could literally shit on field and national media would polish the turd.
— Kerry Miller (@kerrancejames) September 30, 2017
Sam Darnold looks like a bully in a teen drama pic.twitter.com/qSjtrgjarX
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 29, 2017
Just a question. We still selling out for Sam Darnold in next year's draft?
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) September 30, 2017
Sam Darnold 8 TDs, 7 INTs so far this season. Not Mariota numbers. Not even Justin Herbert numbers. Stop the Heisman hype.
— Dale Newton (@RivalsNewton) September 23, 2017
The more I watch him, the more I think Sam Darnold's talent ceiling is Trent Dilfer.
— Dale Newton (@RivalsNewton) September 30, 2017
Can everyone shut up about Sam Darnold now? He is the most talked about QB in college based off last years accomplishments, just stop.
— Christopher Mason (@naF_nrohgnoL) September 30, 2017
The loss essentially ends Darnold’s Heisman campaign before the calendar even hits October. Yes, USC could still rally to win the Pac-12, but with injuries mounting and their uninspiring play so far this season, he’d need to have utterly incredible performances to warrant serious consideration.
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