Receivers get told if they don’t block, there’s no rock.

Tahj Washington threw the block to spring Travis Dye for USC’s first touchdown Saturday against No. 20 Utah. Dye capped off a five-play, 75-yard opening drive with an 8-yard touchdown run — his sixth straight game with a touchdown — but it likely would have been stopped in the backfield if not for a block from Washington right after the handoff.

Watch No. 16, to the left of quarterback Caleb Williams in a split backfield at the snap:

Washington clips Utah linebacker Mohamoud Diabate, who came screaming off the weakside, and gave Dye a chance to make the play work. He certainly did.

The score was set up by a 55-yard scramble from Williams, who sat in the pocket for an eternity and then decided to take off.

Here’s the play from Williams that set it up:

The score for USC marked the sixth time this season the Trojans have scored a touchdown on their opening drive. The only game USC hasn’t found the endzone on its first possession was the Oregon State game.

The Trojans are off to a blazing-fast start against Utah. The game is on FOX.