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Game rewind: Washington


The Set Up: USC returned home after rebounding nicely from a demoralizing 56-48 triple-overtime loss to then-No.4 Stanford with a resounding 42-17 thumping of newest Pac-12 member Colorado. Matt Barkley set a school record with 6 touchdown passes, and the Trojans cruised despite the chilly weather in Boulder. USC hoped to beat Washington after losing to […]

Four burning questions: Washington


How will Chris Polk fare against the USC defense? By any standard, Washington running back Chris Polk is having a phenomenal season. The former USC commit has run for over 100 yards in seven of the Huskies’ nine game this year, and he currently owns the school record for most career games with at least […]

Behind enemy lines: Colorado


Following a heartbreaking triple-overtime loss to Stanford, USC will try and rebound in the Rockies as it takes on a dismal Colorado squad. The Buffaloes (1-8, 0-5 PAC-12) have struggled mightily in their first season in the PAC 12. They will continue their search for their first conference victory when they take on the the […]

Character evident in spite of tough loss


USC’s thrilling, triple-overtime showdown against Stanford ended with applause — not after a last-second game-winning field goal or a goal line stand from an oft-maligned defense. It came after a fumble from Curtis McNeal, the junior tailback who rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries Saturday. Hordes of cardinal and […]

Game rewind: Stanford


The set-up: After losing to Stanford last year on the road in Palo Alto, the Trojans aimed to knock off the No. 4 ranked Cardinal on their home turf. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum served as the host site of ESPN’s College Game Day and added to the anticipation of the matchup between the two […]

Golden days relevant once again


I remember USC throttling opponents, stepping on their throats relentlessly. The offense was unstoppable. The defense was stifling. Last weekend I thought I was dreaming, really. It was almost like yesteryear. The USC offense stormed out of the gates on offense against Notre Dame, moving the ball almost seamlessly, having its way against its opponent and […]

Practice notes: Oct. 26


Redshirt sophomore cornerback Torin Harris and freshman tailback George Farmer remain sidelined with injuries. Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods (sophomore) returned to practice. Woods, freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee and senior wide receiver Brandon Carswell were all in yellow no-contact jerseys, as was senior tailback Marc Tyler. Freshman kicker Andre Heidari resumed kicking in practice […]