Posted September 23, 2012 on
USC senior lineman Abe Markowitz started against Cal at left guard before moving to center when Khaled Holmes left the game in the fourth quarter.

Markowitz earns more time

LOS ANGELES --- Abe Markowitz remembers it all too well. It was his redshirt freshman season in 2009. After playing sparingly in the season opener against San Jose State, as a walk-on, he was left behind when the team traveled to Ohio State. Then-freshman quarterback Matt Barkley led the team on a 95-yard game winning drive and the Trojans left the Horseshoe with an 18-15 win. ...

Redd honors fallen friend in USC's win

LOS ANGELES -- Silas Redd had a lot on his mind when he entered the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Football wasn't exactly in the forefront. His heart was heavy. There were thoughts of his dad, Silas Redd Sr., battling health issues. And also weighing heavy on him was a fallen friend. He applied the eye black to his face, one strip at a time, and when he took the field...

Cal at USC: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The USC Trojans' defense, particularly the line, arrived angry Saturday and possibly save USC from another crushing defeat.  Will the defense propel the team through the rest of the season?  Check out the Good, Bad and Ugly components of this week's game and decide for yourself.The Good: USC suddenly discovered the value of the run game.  With 296 total rushing yards...

Lane Kiffin Postgame Press Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif., - The USC Trojans got back on track with a 29-7 win over the Cal Bears on Saturday. Hear what head coach Lane Kiffin had to say about his team's performance...

Redd, McNeal lead USC past Cal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 Southern California bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory over California on Saturday. Lee had 11 catches for 94 yards, and Silas Redd rushed for 158 yards and a score as the Trojans (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) grinded out their ninth consecutive win over the Golden...

McNeal Gets His Legs Going

No. 13 USC got back on track Saturday handing Cal a 27-9 loss. Senior tailback Curtis McNeal rushed for 115 yards on 10 carries. This marks his fifth career game rushing for 100 yards.

Two Picks in Two Games for Starling...

USC safety Jawanza Starling intercepted Cal's Zach Maynard in the first quarter of the Trojans' 27-9 win over the Bears. This is the second game in a row Starling has recorded a pick, after he intercepted Stanford's Josh Nunes just a week ago.

Locker Room Report: USC-Cal

Hear from Silas Redd, Matt Barkley and T.J. McDonald after USC's 27-9 victory at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Wrapping Up the Weekend

No. 13 USC defeated Cal 27-9 on Saturday. USC Coach Lane Kiffin provided a few insights into his thoughts about the game during Sunday evening's teleconference with reporters.
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