LOS ANGELES -- Patrick Turner caught two touchdown passes --
one each from Mark Sanchez and Michael McDonald -- and converted
linebacker Ryan Powdrell gained 81 yards on 10 carries Sunday in
Southern California's spring football scrimmage.
The 94-play scrimmage was played before an estimated 15,000 fans
at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The offense directed by McDonald won
22-19 over Sanchez's offense.
Turner caught six passes for 85 yards including a 29-yard
touchdown pass from Sanchez and an 18-yarder from McDonald.
Sanchez, who will be a redshirt freshman in the fall, completed
13 of 21 passes for 146 yards. He has been playing with the
first-string offense since John David Booty sustained a back injury
earlier this spring.
McDonald was 19-of-27 for 191 yards and three touchdowns with
one interception. His other scoring passes were a 10-yarder to Fred
Davis and a 26-yarder to Brad Walker. Brandon Hancock also scored
on a 15-yard run, and Ryan Ting returned a punt 75 yards for
Walker caught seven passes for 75 yards and Hancock gained 21
yards on six carries. Powdrell, playing at fullback, had a 51-yard
"It was a good day today," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "We
moved the ball around. The quarterbacks got a realistic feel.
Sanchez had a very solid day. Turner looked good. Powdrell showed
he can run the ball. And I loved the [five] turnovers created by
the defense. There were a lot of bright spots. We got in some good,
The Trojans finish spring practice Friday and open the season
Sept. 2 at Arkansas.