Five takeaways from Western Michigan's Week 1 loss to USC

Blind Long Snapper Jake Olson Was Put In The Game For A Successful PAT

Jones racked up 159 yards and three touchdowns on only 18 carries, while Darnold completed 23-of-33 passes for 289 yards and no touchdowns against two interceptions, though he did run for an 11-yard score.

LOS ANGELES USC's national championship hopes looked set to take a hit on Saturday, amid a back-and-forth affair with Western Michigan.

Olson, with the help of the umpire and his teammates, got lined up and delivered a flawless snap for a 49-31 advantage and final score. Four players carried the ball at least seven times and all gained at least 30 yards.

Jake Olson, a blind long snapper from Orange Lutheran, was brought in for the extra-point attempt, which was converted by Chase McGrath.

Olson and the Trojans will host Stanford next weekend at 8:30pm EST. The snap was clean.

USC won its final nine games behind freshman quarterback Sam Darnold, but even that streak didn't top Western Michigan's string of 13 straight wins to start last season.

Darnold was sacked twice in the first half, a contrast to last season when he was rarely touched.

Late in 2014, USC agreed to pay Western Michigan $1.2 million to come west and play the Trojans in their 2017 season opener. However, the USC offense stalled after their first drive, going 0-for-3 on third downs thereafter for three straight three-and-outs.

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