USC grinds out ninth straight win over Cal

No. 13 USC got its running game going at last. One week after rushing for just 26 yards in a crushing seven-point loss at Stanford, the Trojans bounced back with 296 yards on the ground Saturday in a 27-9 win over California, their ninth consecutive win over the Golden Bears. In front of an announced […]

For McNeal, last year’s fumble is in the past

Following last year’s 56-48 triple overtime loss to Stanford, I thought the Coliseum public address announcer might as well cue the Jaws theme music. After maneuvering his way to the three-yard line in the third overtime, senior tailback Curtis McNeal fumbled into the end zone, and Stanford linebacker A.J. Tarpley recovered the football to seal […]

Penn State’s Silas Redd to transfer to USC

USC’s somewhat murky situation at running back is finally gaining some clarity. As was widely expected, Penn State junior running back Silas Redd has decided to transfer to USC, immediately boosting a backfield that was lacking depth, according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon. Dave Ruden of the Stamford Advocate first reported the story. USC has […]

Khaled Holmes among 51 named to Rimington Trophy watch list

Senior center Khaled Holmes has been named to the Rimington Trophy preseason watch list, the Rimington Trophy committee announced Tuesday. The award, which is annually given to the best center in college football, will be presented in December. Fifty-one players were named to the watch list for the 2012 season, including five players from the […]

Barkley among four Trojans named to Maxwell Award watch list

Senior quarterback Matt Barkley, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee, senior tailback Curtis McNeal and junior wide receiver Robert Woods have been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. The four USC players named to the list is more than any other school. Arkansas, Clemson and Oklahoma each have three […]