No. 7 USC earned a 48-45 success over No. 16 UCLA in the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.

in which Caleb Williams sidelined Dorian Thompson-Robinson.

A hush fell over Caleb Williams,

That night when the same could hardly be said of anyone else.

Scores were exchanged this way and that way.

Turnover too. Area objectives missed.

A large number of responses grew after the response,

In the most awe-inspiring evening of crosstown competition in late memory,

What a thrilling ride that USC rode to a 48-45 victory

 on Saturday night and a composure in the Pac-12 title game.

The Trojans' star quarterback came to USC for minutes just like that,

In which every chest was in a sold-out Rose Bowl

 and the stakes were heart-stoppingly high.