Lincoln Riley and the remainder of the USC Trojans community witnessed a truly spectacular performance last night at the Holiday Bowl against Louisville Cardinals.

Miller Moss broke a USC bowl record by throwing for 6 touchdowns in a 42-28 win over the No. 15 Cardinals. Moss completed 23 of his 33 passing attempts for 372 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. It was his first start as a Trojan in place of Caleb Williams.

Following the game, Riley spoke on Moss’ incredible evening, insisting that it does not come as a surprise based on what he’s been able to do in practice all year, especially the 2nd half of the season.

Here’s what he had to say:

“He’s awesome. I’m not a bit surprised about how he played, he just did what he’s done in practice. Really for a while, especially in the second half of this year in every practice, the guy was just getting better and better,” Riley said. “I knew he would be very confident coming in, it was great to see him respond after going 3 and out there on that first drive. To see him respond, make some of the throws he made… it was a tremendous quarterbacking performance.”

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USC has finished its season on a high note with the win over the Cardinals and end the 2023 campaign (their final in the Pac-12) with an 8-5 record.