Caleb Williams was understandably crushed after USC’s 52-42 loss to Washington on Saturday.

The Trojans’ third loss of the season puts them at risk of missing the Pac-12 title game. They’d need to beat Oregon in Eugene next weekend, hope that Washington beats Utah, and then manage a win over UCLA in the regular-season finale. Not necessarily impossible, but following a third loss in four games, it doesn’t seem likely either.

Williams did all he could against the Huskies, throwing for 312 yards while finding the endzone four times. Since Williams has been with the program, USC has now lost three games in which the offense put 40 points on the scoreboard.

After the game, Williams was asked where he’s at emotionally and he kept it real.

“I want to go home and cuddle with my dog and watch some shows,” he said. “We lost the game.”

Williams entered Saturday’s slate of games ranked third in the country in passing yardage (2,646), first nationally in passing touchdowns (25), and first among all Pac-12 players in rushing touchdowns (nine). Despite another statistically impressive season and plays every week that make football junkies drool, he sits on the outside of the Heisman discussion.

The standard set a year ago was a high one, and USC’s entire team has been fighting to reach it all throughout the 2023 campaign.

Coach Lincoln Riley said after the Utah loss in Week 8 that expectations may have gotten to his team. After a loss to UW, the Trojans will need to regroup quickly and get ready to face the Ducks at Autzen Stadium next weekend.