Max Wittek threw only seven passes today against an on-fire defense. And Cody Kessler threw 28 mostly against a reserve defense. Still, one has to wonder if Lane Kiffin will be able to coldly remember that fact and not be swayed by Kessler’s three touchdowns.
Granted, one was a screen pass to Javorius Allen and the 7-yard TD pass to Darreus Rogers probably should have been intercepted by Chris Hawkins. And Kessler’s second TD pass to Rogers also should have been intercepted.
It also did not help Wittek’s case that on third-and-14 and third-and-10 in the first half, Kiffin called running plays. I’m not advocating making a final decision. I just wonder if Kiffin is starting to make his decision.