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The USC Trojans take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on New Year’s Eve in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, the culmination of disappointing seasons for both squads. The 7-5 Trojans fell far, fast, after beginning the year as the preseason No. 1. Georgia Tech had to appeal for an NCAA waiver that would allow them to even go to a bowl this season after finishing with a losing record. The Yellow Jackets were 6-6, but because the teams ahead of them in the ACC’s Coastal Division were ineligible for the postseason, they got into the conference championship game, where they picked up a seventh loss.
Still, some think Georgia Tech might have the edge in the Sun Bowl. Excited just to make it to a bowl game, the Yellow Jackets might be more motivated than USC, which seems to have played the season as if they were still under a bowl ban. Finally eligible after two seasons under postseason sanctions, the Trojans were disappointed not to get to a more prestigious game – and they’ve acted like it.
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An official at the Hyundai Sun Bowl made a horrible call during the first quarter of the Hyundai Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve when a field goal attempt by USC Trojans kicker Andre Heidari was initially called good even though it was shanked wide left.
The official underneath the left goalpost was in the best position to make the call as to whether the USC field goal attempt...
As it turns out, Matt Barkleys career as a USC Trojan is over. USC fans last glimpse of him in action is being helped off of the field at the Rose Bowl after suffering a shoulder injury on a hard hit from UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr.
When USC (7-5) takes the field on Monday in El Paso against Georgia Tech (6-7) in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, theyll do so without Barkley, it was...
USC junior wide receiver Robert Woods announced after Monday’s Sun Bowl that he would be foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The announcement came as no surprise for a few reasons. One, Woods had three big seasons for USC and had little left to accomplish in college. Two, he became a secondary option on the offense behind sophomore Marqise Lee, and he probably didn’t...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A season that began with so much promise for Southern California will end Monday in a place few would have expected to see the Trojans this bowl season.
USC started the season No. 1 in the country with a quarterback favored to win the Heisman Trophy. Losses to Stanford and Oregon took the Trojans out of the national title picture, and losses to Arizona, rival...
EL PASO USC, already without quarterback Matt Barkley for the Sun Bowl, finished Saturday's practice with receiver Marqise Lee and running back Curtis McNeal in question for Monday's game against Georgia Tech.
Lee, an All-American who won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver, was held out of most of USC's final workout after apparently hurting his...
Tweet The USC Trojans finished the 2012 season with a 21-7 loss to Georgia Tech in Monday’s Hyundai Sun Bowl, leaving their record a disappointing 7-6 after being ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll. Freshman quarterback Max Wittek started the Sun Bowl in place of injured senior Matt Barkley, who will [...]
USC junior Nickell Robey spoke with FOX Sports NEXT in El Paso as the Trojans prepare to play in their first bowl game in two years. Robey discusses the possibility of leaving early for the NFL, defending against Georgia Tech's triple-option offense, and bowl week festivities.
USC senior T.J. McDonald will be playing in his last game for the Trojans when they take the field on New Year's Even in the Sun Bowl. McDonald spoke with FOX Sports NEXT after one of his last practices as a Trojan in El Paso.