Trojan fans undersold severity of USC’s issues

I’m sorry, really. We at the Daily Trojan — the editors, the writers, the columnists — along with seemingly every other media outlet and the rest of the country bought into USC’s hype this season. We got sucked up into everything, the whirlwind of the offseason, with the free agent-like addition of running back Silas […]

No. 9 USC outdone by Arizona 39-36

TUCSON — Any hopes No. 9 USC had of playing in Miami for the BCS National Title Game are officially gone. After finding themselves in a 10-0 hole in the first quarter, the Trojans were unable to convert a late Hail Mary attempt as time expired to rally back against Arizona, losing 39-36 at Arizona […]

Inefficiency on third down plagues USC

Halfway through a season that was supposed to end with the Trojans hoisting the crystal football in South Florida, let’s just say things have not gone as smoothly as expected. USC holds a respectable 5-1 record, including a 301 mark in Pac-12 play, and is in no way out of contention for the national championship, […]

Halfway through 2012, USC has surprised us

SEATTLE — When the Trojans defeated the Huskies on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field, it marked the halfway mark of USC’s regular season. USC stands at 5-1, with that lone loss coming at the hands of Stanford. Of those six games, the Trojans played just two at home, meaning that four of their last six […]

Trojans prevail 24-14 over Washington

SEATTLE — What began Saturday night as a likely blowout entering halftime evolved into a fourth-quarter barnburner before a sold-out CenturyLink Field crowd. No. 11 USC, however, escaped with a 24-14 victory on the strength of junior running back Silas Redd’s 26 carries for 155 yards. “Any time you go on the road and you […]