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Trojans prevail 24-14 over Washington


SEATTLE — What began Saturday night as a likely blowout entering halftime evolved into a fourth-quarter barnburner before a sold-out CenturyLink Field crowd. No. 11 USC, however, escaped with a 24-14 victory on the strength of junior running back Silas Redd’s 26 carries for 155 yards. “Any time you go on the road and you […]

Could Marqise Lee play cornerback, too?


USC sophomore Marqise Lee is already one of the most dynamic players in college football as a wide receiver and kick returner. CBSSports.com’s weekly Heisman Trophy Straw Poll ranked Lee fourth, after all. But if it was up to the talented wideout, he’d do even more for the No. 11 Trojans. On the return flight […]

This time, USC exhibits composure


For about four minutes last Thursday night, the then-No. 13 Trojans looked like they were in trouble. They turned the ball over twice in their first two possessions, leading to a pair of Utah touchdowns. With 12:15 left in the first quarter, USC was already down 14-0. Was USC coach Lane Kiffin going to be […]

Trojans can reclaim national spotlight


Most coaches would prefer that their teams fly under the radar. The idea that their players are not getting the recognition they deserve creates an “us against the world” mentality that most teams thrive on. At USC, this is most certainly not the case. Arguably the premier sports team in Los Angeles, the Trojans have […]

National Football Foundation names Barkley William V. Campbell Trophy semi-finalist


USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley was selected as one of 147 candidates for the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Awards. The same 147 candidates also comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, which acknowledges an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Nominees for the award, which are […]