Caleb Williams is having a legitimately Heisman-worthy season in his first year in Los Angeles. So much talk about Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker and Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young and yet none of them can touch the production Williams has generated in his first nine games as a USC quarterback.

Williams has 3,029 total yards of offense for an 8-1 USC team. He has 32 total touchdowns. He has only one interception on the year.

Neither Hooker, nor Stroud, nor Young has more yards, more scores, or fewer turnovers.

In fact, since 2004, no other FBS quarterback has thrown for more touchdowns through nine games than Williams (28) while also throwing no more than one interception.

Williams is the highest-graded Pac-12 passer so far this year, according to PFF. Among qualified quarterbacks, only Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. has a lower turnover-worthy throw rate than Williams (1.3%). He’s second to only Arizona’s Jayden de Laura in big-time throws (18), too. And de Laura has 20 turnover-worthy plays to go with his 20 big-time throws.

Case and point: Williams has been tremendous in terms of creating without being reckless.

He evades pressure. He keeps plays alive. He dazzles. And, assuming USC plays at least 13 games, Williams is on pace to set the program’s all-time record for total offense in a season and total touchdowns produced in a single season.

At his current pace of 336.6 yards of offense per game, over 13 games, Williams would clear Sam Darnold’s mark of 4,225 yards. He’d also take Matt Barkley’s record of 41 total touchdowns during the 2011 season.

Williams could clear both with ease, too. USC is sitting in excellent position to make the Pac-12 championship game in Lincoln Riley’s first season. If they take care of business this Friday against Colorado, a win over UCLA on Nov. 19 would all but send the Trojans to Las Vegas. Leading the charge, Williams could have a few memorable moments to serve as the punctuation mark on a historic season.