LOS ANGELES -- It shouldn't be this difficult. When you have a defense playing as well as USC's is this season, it shouldn't be losing to Washington State and having to struggle to a hang-onto-your-fingernails victory over Utah State, both at home, no less.
LOS ANGELES -- Notes, quotes, and anecdotes from the Coliseum after the Trojans (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) defeated Utah State (2-2, 1-0 MWC) by a score of 17-14. USC head coach Lane Kiffin Opening statement: "We knew it was a really good team we were going to play.
HONOLULU -- There was so much talk coming into the game about the USC quarterback situation that the new look Trojans defense went somewhat under the radar. After a disappointing defensive showing in 2012, the Trojans made a change at the coordinator spot by bringing in Clancy Pendergast to install his 5-2 scheme.
about 1303 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
With fall camp now in the books, and the Trojans set to open the 2013 season at Hawaii this Thursday, there's a heightened sense of excitement running through the team. It was evident in the demeanor of the players leaving Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field on late Sunday afternoon following practice.
So, that was sort of an exciting Saturday. Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona: Posting the ninth-best rushing total in FBS history probably gets you a helmet sticker. Carey rushed for a Pac-12 record 366 yards and five touchdowns in the win over Colorado, averaging 14.
about 1595 days ago | Kevin Gemmell | Oregon Ducks