Posted September 08, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Xavier Grimble
TEAMS: USC Trojans
The Trojans handed Syracuse a 42-29 loss in New Jersey on Saturday. Tight end Xavier Grimble caught his first touchdown of the season for USC in the winning effort.

Barkley throws 6 TDs on birthday

Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley couldn't have asked for a much better birthday present than the one he gave himself Saturday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Unfazed by the unfamiliar rain and wind brought on by an ominous east-coast thunderstorm, the senior -- who turned 22 Saturday -- tied his own school record with six touchdown passes in the Trojans' 42-29...

TWICF - This Week in College Football: 9/8/12

Last week was pretty uneventful that included the trouncing Alabama gave Michigan (I hate saying this) in Texas Stadium 41-14.  Most of the cupcake games that were scheduled were over early, as six of the top ten games (USC, LSU, Oregon, Florida State and West Virginia, including Alabama) were decided by at least 23 points. This week should look very similar to last week as...

No. 2 USC faces Syracuse on NFL stage

This Southern California team would be a big hit on Broadway. The Trojans have a star-studded cast, capable of breathtaking performances, and there is often some kind of drama swirling around them. A rare trip to the New York area for No. 2 USC seems perfectly timed for Matt Barkley and Co., but the Trojans will actually be playing off Broadway - albeit on a huge stage. MetLife...

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, Postgame

No. 2 USC improved to 2-0 on the season after defeating Syracuse 42-29 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. USC Coach Lane Kiffin addressed the media following the game...

Wood Perfect in College Debut

USC sophomore placekicker Andre Heidari did not make the trip to New Jersey with the Trojans due to an undisclosed injury. In his absence, freshman walk on Alex Wood was called upon to kick for USC.

VIDEO: Postgame Players Press Conference

USC players Matt Barkley, Marqise Lee, and Dion Bailey talked to the media following their 42-29 win over Syracuse.

RECAP: USC Wins a "Weird" One

No. 2 USC traveled to New Jersey to take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium, defeating the Orange 42-29. "Just kind of weird," was how USC Coach Lane Kiffin described the half-empty stadium, the weather delay, and the overall atmosphere of the trip.

Top 25 Week 1 Capsules

  As we ended the first week of college football, not many teams jumped in or out of the rankings. Only one team entered the AP Top 25 poll and that was Notre Dame at 21, who moved in when Boise State fell out. I will use the AP Top 25 for my weekly capsules on teams. Since this is the first week, I will not be using the Pre-Season ranks and will instead just go from the...
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