USC focuses on defense in preparation for Stanford


On Wednesday, the Trojans continued preparation for their clash with No. 14 Stanford. Head coach Clay Helton emphasized third-down efficiency on both sides of the ball while acknowledging the rising prospects of freshman athletes. Lewis IV impresses During this week in practice, true freshman wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV started getting more and more reps […]

For Olson, snap was much more than a play


With under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, there wasn’t much left to see for the fans at the Coliseum who sweated through the entirety of USC’s win over Western Michigan on Saturday. Junior safety Marvell Tell III had just scored USC’s seventh touchdown of the game on a pick-six to put the Trojans […]

USC now looks to Stanford


After a 49-31 win over Western Michigan in a blistering Coliseum on Saturday, USC shifted its focus to beating Stanford on Tuesday. In his post-practice press conference, head coach Clay Helton praised the upcoming opponent. “Having a chance to watch them the past few days, it’s the same thing as usual,” Helton said. “It’s a […]

Live Blog: USC vs Western Michigan


Welcome to the Daily Trojan's live blog of No. 4 USC's season opener against Western Michigan. We'll be providing updates and analysis as the Trojans kick off their highly-anticipated 2017 campaign.

Western Michigan looks to reload offense


Saturday’s season opener will mark the first time in program history that USC has ever faced a team from the Mid-American Conference. Western Michigan finished last season 13-1 and as MAC Champions for the first time since 1988. They also made an appearance in the Cotton Bowl this January, where they lost to Wisconsin by […]

Trojans kick off blockbuster season at home


When USC scheduled this year’s season opener against Western Michigan in 2014, the Broncos were a middling team in the Mid-Atlantic Conference, an easy warm-up to Pac-12 play. Three years later, Western Michigan enters the Coliseum coming off of a MAC Championship, an undefeated 13-0 regular season and a berth in the Cotton Bowl. Granted, […]

Trojans get set for Western Michigan as opener looms


The Trojans have been fine-tuning in order to stay sharp against Western Michigan for the game on Saturday. With the clock winding down on time, head coach Clay Helton emphasized defensive readiness to prevent the Trojans from falling behind the tempo of the Broncos. Locking In Third Down In order to stall Western Michigan’s fast-paced […]

Helton praises team as home opener looms


On Tuesday, the Trojans had what head coach Clay Helton called “one of our best [practices] of the entire camp.” In the first practice leading up to their opening game against Western Michigan, the Trojan coaching staff emphasized speed and tempo. With preparation as a key going into every matchup, Helton shouted  “win the game […]