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USC routs Utah State at home for first win of season


Following a forgettable opening season defeat to Alabama, USC needed a strong, all-around win against Utah State on Saturday for a multitude of reasons — and the Trojans got it. It was a night-and-day comparison to last Saturday’s performance in Arlington, as the Trojans dominated on offense, defense and special teams to the tune of a 45-7 […]

Football needs to rediscover confidence


How do you know that your football program is having a bad start to the season? Let me count the ways: have two players embroil themselves in rape investigations and a third suspended for stomping on an opponent’s groin, have your best player get into a fight and walk out of practice, lose your starting […]

Albarado takes home player of the week honors


Sophomore punter Kris Albarado was named the Pac-12 special teams player of the week on Monday following a strong showing in USC’s 17-14 victory over Utah State. Albarado averaged 35.4 yards per punt and played a key role in keeping the Aggies on their side of the field. Five of his seven attempts landed within […]

Trojans’ defense passes crucial dual-threat test


In the modern game of college football, there are basically three types of offenses that are widely used. There’s the classic pro-style offense that uses a strong running game to wear out defenses and set up play-action passes. There’s the spread offense that utilizes a strong-armed pro-style quarterback and dynamic receivers. And there’s the hybrid […]