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Trojans tame Bulldogs to reach 10-win mark


USC vanquished its postseason demons from a year ago in a game filled with aggressive play-calling, passing prowess and sideline dances, as the Trojans (10-4) staked out an enormous first-half lead before cruising to the finish line in a 45-20 victory over Fresno State (11-2). After getting embarrassed by Georgia Tech 21-7 in last year’s […]

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 […]

USC beats Buffs, but eliminated from Pac-12 race


One week after toppling then-No. 5 Stanford behind an unusually powerful passing attack, the Trojans returned to a ground-and-pound strategy headed by redshirt sophomore running back Javorius “Buck” Allen on Saturday night to convincingly beat Colorado 47-29. USC (9-3, 6-2), however, was still eliminated from the Pac-12 South division title race as Arizona State defeated UCLA 38-33 […]

Stanford win erases pain of past defeats


As co-sports editor of the Daily Trojan, I generally find it quite easy to separate my duties as an unbiased reporter and fan loyalties as a USC student. I usually cover every home football game from the press box as an impartial observer, and don’t take too much pleasure in a Trojan win or experience […]

Kessler’s Christianity brings calming sense


For USC redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler, the bright lights of Saturday night begin with Sunday mornings. It’s because before football, before USC, Cody Kessler and his parents would go to church every week in Bakersfield, Calif. In the world of media, Christianity often only appears in extremes, usually “fundamentalists” who constitute the religious right […]