Turns out Khalil Tate is not a Martian from the future sent here to destroy us through the power of football. He’s a mortal like the rest of us. Well, sort of.

The Arizona quarterback suffered the first tough outing of his 5-game career as his Wildcats fell 49-35 to USC on Saturday night. The Trojans limited him to 14-of-31 passing for 146 yards — 4.7 per attempt, nearly a quarter of the 16.2 he averaged last week against Washington State — with two touchdowns and two interceptions plus 26 carries for 161 yards and one touchdown. His 6.19 yards per carry were the fewest since his breakout, and just the second time in this 5-game stretch he’s been held under 11.23 yards per carry.

Still, a 307-yard, 3-touchdown effort is far from a bad game, and the 161 rushing yards would still be good for second nationally if spread out over the entire season. It also earned Tate an important distinction.