LOS ANGELES – American sophomore JT Daniels quit in the second quarter on Saturday night's 31-23 victory over Fresno after suffering a right leg injury. He did not return.
Daniels was on crutches when he returned to the sideline in the third quarter and carried a large handle on his right knee that was wrapped. The X-rays came back negative and head coach Clay Helton said Daniels would undergo an MRI late on Saturday.
"Tumbleweed", Helton said he saw Daniel come down. "You see a kid who has poured so much into the game and in this team and is getting better, physically and mentally, as a quarterback. I said a prayer as soon as I saw it and hope to get the best results tomorrow. We'll see where lies. "
Daniels was replaced by true freshman Kedon Slovis, a four-star Arizona rookie who took the lead early in the second half with USC holding a 1
Daniels completed 25 of 34 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. It was his first start under new offensive coordinator Graham Harel.
Slovis went 6 for 8 for 57 yards and an interception.