Sophomore wide receiver Nelson Agholor didn’t light up the box scores for the first few games of the 2013 season. Through five games for the Trojans, Agholor had a mere 11 catches for 192 yards, numbers far below what he needed to put up given the absence of star receiver Marqise Lee. But Agholor exploded in USC’s 38-31 win over the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday night, snagging seven receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown.
Nelson began the contest by hauling in a 62-yard bomb from Cody Kessler. The quarterback praised Agholor after the game:
Nelson is a great player. I love the kid — I live with him — and we have that uniqueness where we know each other are going to be on the same page. From going in the summer and throwing together, I have all the faith in the world in him. He came out and performed so well tonight (Arizona Daily Star).
Thursday night’s win was a huge one for the USC Trojans and interim head coach Ed Orgeron. The Trojans are now 4-2 on the year and have a bit of momentum going into their game against Notre Dame next week.
[Source: Arizona Daily Star]