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Delvon Simmons looking to be 'stout' at nose tackle for USC vs. Nebraska

Delvon Simmons' memory traveled back to fall camp. While getting reps at nose tackle, he struggled a bit.  "(There's) a lot of double teams," Simmons said describing what it's like to play nose tackle. "I was getting bounced around like a pin ball (during fall camp). (Defensive tackle) Antwaun (Woods) was telling me 'You got to be stout in there, man. You got to stay low.'" It's...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern California beats Boston College 75-71

BOSTON (AP) Elijah Stewart scored 22 points and Nikola Jovanovic had 16 with nine rebounds on Sunday to help Southern California beat Boston College 75-71. USC (7-4) won for the fifth time in six games, bouncing back from an overtime loss to Army last week. The Trojans had never played in Chestnut Hill before. Aaron Brown had 18 points for BC (6-4). Olivier Hanlan had 15 points...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams surprised by USC team MVP honor

Leonard Williams was somewhat baffled by the recognition.  "It was surprising actually," Williams admitted. "I thought Cody Kessler was probably going to win it. He had an outstanding performance this year. "I felt like those types of awards mostly go to offensive players." Earlier this week at the USC team banquet, Williams was named the 2014 USC Team MVP.  He truly believed it...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Physical practice for Trojans perhaps provides glimpse into the future

It's tough to get away from the numbers on the USC campus even with a bowl game right around the corner. Numbers, or lack thereof, have been a huge point of discussion for most of the last five seasons for USC and, more specifically, the last three as the team has had to deal with 30 less scholarships. Thursday as the team continued preparations for Nebraska and the Holiday Bowl...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trojans DT Woods (pectoral) will miss Holiday Bowl

USC began official bowl preparations Wednesday morning at Cromwell Field. In attendance but not in uniform was defensive tackle Antwaun Woods. The redshirt junior stood on the sideline, his arm secure in a sling. Head coach Steve Sarkisian announced Woods had undergone surgery on his left pectoral muscle and will not play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 against Nebraska.  The head...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl 2014: Nebraska vs. USC Preview

When: Saturday, Dec. 27; 8pm ESTWhere: San Diego, CA; Qualcomm Stadium (71,294)TV: ESPNSpread: USC – 6.5 (via VegasInsider.com)All-Time Series: USC leads 3-0-1Last Meeting: USC win, 49-31 (9/15/2007) Gift Bag: $445 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip; Fossil watch; cap (courtesy sportsbusinessdaily.com) Statistical Breakdown: CategoryNebraskaUSCScoring Offense37.4 (3rd/14th)35...
Via Talking 10
8 days ago  |  Discuss

For USC star DL Leonard Williams, numbers don't tell the whole tale

Like many others, USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams found his Second Team All-American standing on the Walter Camp All-America team somewhat humorous. While he tried to laugh it off, there was some displeasure in the perceived snub for the 6-foot-5, 300-plus pound defensive lineman.  Williams is largely considered the top DL in the country and a projected top-five pick in the...
Via Fox Sports West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lott 'thrilled' about what Sarkisian has brought to USC

There has been much skepticism surrounding USC head coach Steve Sarkisian during his first season as the program's head coach.  Former Trojans star Ronnie Lott is optimistic about the future of his alma mater under Sarkisian's guidance.  USC finished the regular season 8-4 including 6-3 in the Pac-12 -- tied for second. The team will be heading to San Diego later this month to...
Via Fox Sports West
13 days ago  |  Discuss

USC castoff Clancy Pendergast is fired up to build his next dominant D

For the first time in decades, Clancy Pendergast got to spend Thanksgiving with his family.  Months ago -- heck, weeks ago -- he never thought about that part of his year out of coaching, when after he had transformed a mediocre USC D into the Pac-12's best in 2013, the career defensive coordinator was somehow left without any coaching job.  It was surprising that the 45-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

USC to play in Holiday Bowl for first time

USC has won 32 bowl games. None of those wins have come in the Holiday Bowl. The Trojans have yet to appear in the San Diego bowl but will be 619-bound later this month.  For the first time in school history the Trojans will be playing in the Holiday Bowl. They'll take on Nebraska on Dec. 27 at 5pm.  This marks the USC's third straight bowl appearance since serving an NCAA-induced...
Via Fox Sports West
16 days ago  |  Discuss

USC pulls away from Loyola Marymount in 77-61 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan McLaughlin scored 18 points, dished out seven assists and led four players in double figures to propel Southern California to a 77-61 win over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday night. McLaughlin also had four rebounds and three steals. Julian Jacobs scored 14 points, Nikola Jovanovic had 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Katin Reinhardt added 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Jackson earns Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year honors

Adoree' Jackson has been as good as advertised. Upon his arrival at USC from Serra High School, Jackson was expected to play in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams. An that's exactly what he did. But it was on the defensive side of the ball where he really began to assert himself during his freshman season. For his efforts, Jackson was named Pac-12 Freshman...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: USC's 'future is ridiculously bright'

Hindsight is always 20-20, of course. But there are a lot of things the USC football program wishes it could have done differently during the 2014 season. Being able to stop the run in the loss to Boston College. Knocking down the Hail Mary at the goal line against Arizona State. Coming up with a goal line stand in the loss to Utah. Showing up against UCLA at the Rose Bowl with the...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Sarkisian speaks at CIF-SS luncheon

As Steve Sarkisian stood at the podium inside The Grand in Long Beach, he looked toward the table where representatives from the Palos Verdes Sea Kings football team were seated. He was, admittedly, a little bummed.  Sarkisian was addressing members from the 26 teams that will be competing in this weekend's Ford CIF Southern Section Championships, presented by Farmers. One of the...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: USC is going to be one ‘tough-a** football team’

Ed Orgeron was a no-show. As time wore on, answers came about his absence. The then-USC interim head coach was scheduled to appear in Long Beach at the CIF Southern Section's championship luncheon on the Monday after USC wrapped up the regular season with a 35-14 home loss to UCLA. Orgeron was supposed to be the guest speaker. He never made it. His morning was turned upside down...
Via Fox Sports West
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: USC is going to be one ‘tough-a** football team’

Ed Orgeron was a no-show. As time wore on, answers came about his absence. The then-USC interim head coach was scheduled to appear in Long Beach at the CIF Southern Section's championship luncheon on the Monday after USC wrapped up the regular season with a 35-14 home loss to UCLA. Orgeron was supposed to be the guest speaker. He never made it. His morning was turned upside down...
Via Fox Sports West
23 days ago  |  Discuss

USC breaks away from New Mexico for 66-54 win

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Nikola Jovanovic scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for USC, helping the Trojans beat New Mexico 66-54 on Sunday. Jovanovic scored five points in a key 9-1 run that broke a 47-47 tie - the fourth of the second half -- with 8 minutes remaining. Devon Williams had career highs in points (15) and rebounds (10) for New Mexico (3-3). But the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams undecided about USC future

It was Senior Day at the Coliseum and the USC football team made the seniors last game in the Coliseum a memorable one with a 49-14 win over Notre Dame. It was a memorable one for junior defensive lineman Leonard Williams as well. It was the first time in his career he was a part of a win against one of USC's rivals after losing for the third time to UCLA last week and improving...
Via Fox Sports West
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Record day for Kessler in USC's win over Notre Dame

Just a week ago Cody Kessler was outplayed by Brett Hundley. The same can be said for his USC team that was blown out of the Rose Bowl by UCLA. Saturday told a different story. All of the pain and frustration that was caused by one rival was unleashed on another and it was Kessler who led the charge. Of all of the quarterbacks to ever play quarterback no quarterback accomplished...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Cheerleader Gets Trucked By a Trojans Defensive Back

There was next to nothing that went wrong for the USC Trojans football team during Saturday's game against Notre Dame. The same could not be said for the team's cheer squad though. While doing her job on the sideline she did not see defensive back Jonathan Lockett coming till it was too late to move.She did her best to brace for the hit. To her credit she popped right up after the...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Kessler throws 6 TD passes as USC blows out rival Notre Dame

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-USC Preview: College Football's Premier Rivalry

                                       -Notre Dame currently leads the series 45-35-5-The series started in 1926-USC is favored by 7-Vegas has set the over and under at 62.5-The Irish have won 3 of the last 4-The average margin of victory has been less then 10 points13' - Irish 14 USC 1012'-  Irish  22 USC 1311'-  Irish 17 USC 3110'-  Irish...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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