The junior kicker made a career best four field goals ranging from 28 to 40 yards in the Trojans 19-3 win over Utah. He missed his fifth attempt from 37 yards, wide right.
"I thought the kicking of Andre Heidari was crucial in this game," interim head coach Ed Orgeron said after the game. "We were able to get points.
Orgeron also admitted after the game the competition over the week between Heidari and walk-on Alex Wood may have been closer than anyone thought.
"Coach [John] Baxter did a tremendous job," Orgeron said. "He tracked all that they did. We went back over it. We were ready to put in another kicker if we needed to, but he did great."
Heidari was 6 for 11 on field goal attempts going into Saturday's game against Utah, he's now improved to 10 for 16.