Posts

Trojans come up short against rival Bruins


Heading into the 83rd meeting between crosstown rivals USC and UCLA, the focus of the game was mainly on the Trojans and interim head coach Ed Orgeron, with many viewing the game as Orgeron’s opportunity to firmly announce himself as the frontrunner to take over as USC’s permanent head coach after the season’s end. By […]

Trojans’ defense passes crucial dual-threat test


In the modern game of college football, there are basically three types of offenses that are widely used. There’s the classic pro-style offense that uses a strong running game to wear out defenses and set up play-action passes. There’s the spread offense that utilizes a strong-armed pro-style quarterback and dynamic receivers. And there’s the hybrid […]

Trojans fall to Bruins in rivalry clash, 38-28


Saturday didn’t turn out like 1974 for No. 18 USC. Instead, it turned out like much of 2012. On the game’s first snap, senior quarterback Matt Barkley looked to his left and fired a pass toward Marqise Lee. But the sophomore wide receiver was swarmed by two defenders, and the pass was snatched by UCLA […]

Has UCLA emerged as USC’s top Pac-12 South competition?


Point: UCLA’s high-powered recruiting and budding star quarterback Brett Hundley make the Bruins USC’s stiffest challenge going forward.  The week leading up to the annual USC-UCLA football game is always chock-full of (mostly) friendly banter between the two schools. In recent seasons, the pregame narrative has involved the Trojans’ win streak against the Bruins and […]

Leonard Williams on National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List


USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was added to the College Football Performance Award’s (CFPA) 2012 National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List on Wednesday. Williams is one of four Pac-12 freshmen on the list, along with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Oregon State running back Storm Woods and UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. The watch list […]