Due to his absence, USC Coach Lane Kiffin was forced to change his game plan on multiple fourth down situations and he had to rely on a freshman walk-on for point after touchdown duties.
Wood finished the day perfect, making all six of his extra point attempts. "It's a huge high right now," he said after the game. Wood learned he would be starting on Wednesday prior to the game, after winning the field goal competition during practice. "It's been exciting," he said. "At practice, it's fun being the number one and working with these guys out here and I'm just excited to be here."
Wood says he had offers to walk-on at other FBS schools, but "couldn't deny" USC.
He is listed as a co-starter with Heidari for the Trojans week three matchup at Stanford.