With rain drizzling on the Coliseum late in the first half, it seemed like USC could have a legitimate game on its hands. A Notre Dame side with nothing to play for besides pride was nearly matching the Trojans shot-for-shot on both sides of the ball. Only a missed Irish field goal had allowed USC […]
It was unraveling rather quickly. Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had to be helped off the field — status in doubt — redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold had thrown an ill-advised interception and Mike Fafaul, UCLA’s backup quarterback, had thrown a touchdown pass to give the unranked Bruins a lead over the No. 13 Trojans […]
Whether it was powering through defenders, spinning off of tackles or sprinting away into the open field — sophomore running back Ronald Jones II did it all for USC in a 45-20 win over Oregon at the Coliseum on Saturday night. Jones ran for four touchdowns and 171 yards as the Trojans won their fifth straight […]
USC won its fourth straight game with a 45-24 blowout win over Cal on Thursday.
USC’s redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold threw for five touchdowns.
It was not the prettiest of wins, littered with turnovers and a blown second half lead, but USC escaped the scorching Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum with a 21-17 victory over No. 21 Colorado to improve to .500 on the season. Sophomore tight end Tyler Petite caught the eventual game-winning touchdown pass with eight minutes to […]
Last week, USC showed flashes of what it could be with redshirt freshman Sam Darnold at quarterback, but left Utah with an unsatisfying loss. On Saturday, 71,214 at the Coliseum witnessed it all come together for the first time in a 41-20 rout of Arizona State. Darnold slithered and scrambled past the ASU defense, running […]
For nearly four quarters on Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium, it was a feel-good story: redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold was performing admirably in his first start and USC was in control against No. 24 Utah, on its way to a pivotal road win to correct a forgettable start to the season. But it was 16 […]
Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold will replace redshirt junior Max Browne as USC’s starting quarterback, head coach Clay Helton announced after Monday’s practice. Helton attributed the decision to wanting to change up the offense after its struggles earlier in the season. “When you’ve scored one touchdown against Stanford and Alabama, I wanted to see a spark […]
After getting blown out by No. 1 Alabama to start the season, USC players and coaches kept reminding the media that their season would not be defined by one game. Now, following a 27-10 loss to No. 7 Stanford on Saturday on the road and another uninspiring defeat to a top-10 opponent, perhaps there is […]