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Interior play has lifted young Trojans this year


In the impossible task of giving credit where it is due after a hard-fought football game, offensive and defensive lines have begun to attract a bit more attention than they have historically. As the sport continues to change, the need for solid linemen has become glaringly apparent — no matter what type of formation a […]

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.

Trojans make a splash in Eugene


The most meaningless phrase you heard over the last week was that USC’s matchup at Oregon was its bowl game. It’s not because it’s a faulty premise — far from it. It’s because it’s been uttered before. When USC traveled to South Bend, Ind., to face Notre Dame in mid-October, that was its bowl game. […]