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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 […]

Blast from the past: Arizona


USC heads into the bye week after a 48-41 victory over the Arizona Wildcats. Arizona came into the Coliseum with only one win on the season but faced three top-10 opponents three weeks in a row. The win gave the Trojans their second win in the South division. Positives: Junior quarterback Matt Barkley broke the […]

Practice notes: Sept. 13


Following victories over Minnesota and Utah in weeks one and two, USC prepares to host Syracuse, a team it hasn’t faced since 1990, at the Coliseum on Saturday. Sophomore linebacker Marquis Simmons was in street clothes and a neck brace after being injured in the Utah game. But he appeared in good spirit, as he […]

Stat to watch: Blocked kicks


From 2006 to 2008, USC outscored its opponents by 15 points per game on average and the Trojans rarely played close games. A few points gained from superior special teams play would likely have not made a major difference in USC’s record. Beginning in 2009, the Trojans dominance slowed, and they began to play much […]

USC survives wild finish in Pac-12 opener


It came down to the fourth quarter. Again. This time, and for the second consecutive game this season, the USC defense came up with a stop when it mattered most. After an overturned call gave Utah a first down and a pass interference call moved the Utes into field goal range, Utah brought out the […]