Kevon Seymour got his wish.
USC's sophomore cornerback expected that Oregon State would target him during Friday night's game at Reser Stadium.
“I want the opportunity,” Seymour said earlier in the week. “I’m like, ‘Please go at me.’ That’s how I make a name. That’s how I get better.”
Seymour struggled at times, but he toughened as the game progressed and intercepted a pass by Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion in the fourth quarter to help preserve USC's 31-14 victory.
It was the first interception for Seymour, who came to USC from Pasadena Muir High.
"It was a tough game for me," he said. "A good experience for me."
Seymour was often matched up against Oregon State star receiver Brandin Cooks, who caught six passes for 88 yards and a touchdown.
"We just had to shut down B-Cooks because he's a great receiver," Seymour said. "We had to try and eliminate him. And once we eliminated him, we felt like we had it."