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Game one rewind: Trojans pressured by Gophers


The setup: No. 25 USC opened its season Saturday as heavy favorites against Minnesota at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Junior quarterback, Matt Barkley led the Trojans to a 19-17 victory over the Golden Gophers in a contest that was about as close as the final score indicated. Rolling early: The Trojans were first to […]

Trojans go with Morgan as starter at tailback


Through fall camp, the tailback competition was so close that USC coach Lane Kiffin refused to disclose the starter prior to the team’s season opener against Minnesota. On USC’s first offensive possession, the starting tailback was wearing uniform number No. 30, even though the Trojans did not have an offensive player with that jersey on […]

USC avoids scare at home against Minnesota


No. 25 USC has yet to officially launch a Heisman Trophy campaign for Robert Woods, but it might want to start now. During the Trojans’ season opener against Minnesota, the sophomore wide receiver broke the school’s single-game mark for receptions with 17, leading the Trojans to a 19-17 win Saturday over the unranked Golden Gophers. […]