Keaontay Ingram arrived in Los Angeles earlier this year having already accomplished a lot in his college football career.
He’d already piled up over 2,300 combined rushing and receiving yards and 17 touchdowns over three seasons at Texas. He’d played the starring role in big wins before some 90,000 fans for the Longhorns.
But there was something he still wanted, or needed, to prove in transferring to USC — unfinished business that motivated his move.
“That I can be a No. 1 back. That’s all I wanted to prove since I’ve been in college,” Ingram said this week. “And I’m getting that opportunity so I’m taking full advantage of it.”
Ingram’s 204 rushing yards Saturday vs. Arizona — on 7.6 yards per carry — were not only a career-high but the most for any USC running back since Aca’Cedric Ware’s 205 vs. Oregon State in 2018.
But the latter note …