No. 17 USC falls to No. 4 Oregon at the Coliseum

On the game’s sixth play, Marcus Mariota, Oregon’s first-year starter at quarterback, took the snap, paced back not more than two steps and floated a pass almost effortlessly about 20 yards over the middle of the field. The ball landed in the hands of a wide open De’Anthony Thomas for a touchdown. An announced sellout […]

Which is the Pac-12’s top program?

Point: Despite Oregon’s recent string of success and a better record in 2012, USC remains the premier program in the Pac-12. This Saturday, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s cannon of an arm — yes, it’s stronger than Matt Barkley’s — and the blur of all-purpose weapon De’Anthony Thomas’ legs will give Trojan defenders nightmares. Oh, and […]

Leonard Williams on National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was added to the College Football Performance Award’s (CFPA) 2012 National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List on Wednesday. Williams is one of four Pac-12 freshmen on the list, along with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Oregon State running back Storm Woods and UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. The watch list […]