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Kiffin finds his stride in second year at USC


You could first see it in the press room following USC’s 31-17 win over Notre Dame in October. It was there again on the field after the Trojans’ 38-35 upset of Oregon in Eugene.  It was as wide as ever when USC led UCLA by 50 late in the fourth quarter on Saturday: it being […]

Game rewind: Oregon


The set up: Does it even need to be explained? The Ducks were ranked 4th in the BCS. They were fresh off a dominating 53-30 victory over Stanford in Palo Alto. A win would clinch them the Pac-12 North title. They were staring at an outside shot at a national championship berth. The Trojans hadn’t […]

Duck hunting


Freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee streaks for USC’s first touchdown Saturday night in Eugene, Ore., at Auzen Stadium. Lee finished with 187 receiving yards and a touchdown. USC beat the Ducks 38-35 after holding a 24-point lead late in the second half. Read more about the game on page 12.

Game rewind: Colorado


The set up: Fresh off a heartbreaking triple-overtime loss to No. 4 Stanford, USC had a short week to rebound for a Friday night matchup. Thankfully, that matchup was with the dreadful Colorado Buffalo, who have yet to win a Pac-12 game and are just 1-9 on the season. The Buffalo’s losses include 48-7 to […]

Barkley’s six touchdown passes lead Trojans in rout


The last time USC visited Folsom Field in 2002 it came away with a 37-point victory over Colorado. This time wasn’t much different. Behind a single-game, school-record six touchdown passes from junior quarterback Matt Barkley, the No. 21 Trojans (7-2, 4-2) toppled the Buffaloes 42-17 in a rare Friday night primetime matchup. “We talked all […]

Game rewind: Stanford


The set-up: After losing to Stanford last year on the road in Palo Alto, the Trojans aimed to knock off the No. 4 ranked Cardinal on their home turf. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum served as the host site of ESPN’s College Game Day and added to the anticipation of the matchup between the two […]

Behind enemy lines: Notre Dame


This year’s installment of the tradition-rich USC-Notre Dame rivalry features two of the more prolific offenses in the country to date. Despite starting the year 0-2, Notre Dame has rebounded well, vaunting itself into the top 25 ranked offenses in the country. The Irish stand at 22nd in yards per game with 467. While USC […]

What to watch for without USC football


No USC football this weekend. I might cry. The connection between junior quarterback Matt Barkley and sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods is, in a word, beautiful. But I won’t be able to see these Trojans try to break another offensive record Saturday. What about the high praise showering freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee? I won’t […]