LEONARD WILLIAMS NEWS

USC knocks Wildcats from unbeaten ranks

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Javorius Allen ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern California survived a last-second field goal try to knock off No. 10 Arizona 28-26 on Saturday night. USC (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) left the Coliseum defeated and deflated a week ago after losing to Arizona State on a Hail Mary. The Trojans were headed toward another stinging loss after Jared Baker scored...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trojans hold off No. 10 Wildcats 28-26

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Javorius Allen ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern California survived a last-second field goal try to knock off No. 10 Arizona 28-26 on Saturday night. USC (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) left the Coliseum defeated and deflated a week ago after losing to Arizona State on a Hail Mary. The Trojans were headed toward another stinging loss after Jared Baker scored...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trojans hold off No. 10 Wildcats 28-26

Javorius Allen ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern California survived a last-second field goal try to knock off No. 10 Arizona 28-26 on Saturday night. USC (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) left the Coliseum defeated and deflated a week ago after losing to Arizona State on a Hail Mary. The Trojans were headed toward another stinging loss after Jared Baker scored on a 1-yard with...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC knocks Wildcats from unbeaten ranks

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Javorius Allen ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern California survived a last-second field goal try to knock off No. 10 Arizona 28-26 on Saturday night. USC (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) left the Coliseum defeated and deflated a week ago after losing to Arizona State on a Hail Mary. The Trojans were headed toward another stinging loss after Jared Baker scored...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Crazy season has Arizona gearing up for USC

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Talk about role reversal. Typically by this time of the season, Arizona is the team sputtering and gasping for what might be a bowl game appearance come December and USC is the team floating among the best programs in the country, living the life in the top 10. But with Arizona 5-0 and USC at 3-2, college football is a bit backwards this season -- at least compared...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams: Best Defensive Player in College Football?

 Every year the college football world hears about a “can’t miss” prospect, or the “next big thing” that dominates the media landscape.  This year is no different as the University of Southern California Trojans have one of the most impressive athletes to ever put on the USC Cardinal and Gold with Junior Defensive End Leonard Williams.Leonard Williams is a 6’5”, 300...
Via Football Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona St.-Southern Cal Preview

Southern California is the only team in the FBS yet to surrender a touchdown pass. It will likely next face a backup quarterback who in his first career start last week threw the nation's second-highest total of passes in a game this season. The No. 16 Trojans and star defensive end Leonard Williams appear to have a favorable matchup against Mike Bercovici and visiting Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cut to the Chase: The True Heisman Contenders

While he looked like his old self in a 56-41 win over North Carolina State, it did nothing to help Jameis Winston in his chances of winning another Heisman Trophy. Those plans left the building a long time ago with a summer of madness and a fall of broken dreams. Winston is a walking contradiction of a player with too much talent for his own good and a mouth and immaturity that continually...
Via Football Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: College Football’s Week Five Scouting Preview

With conference play in full swing, it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Texas A&M entered the season a bit under the radar, but already has a signature win on the road versus South Carolina. This week they draw a physical Arkansas team that grinds out teams on the ground. Around the rest of the country, Georgia, Stanford, South Carolina and USC are one...
Via Optimum Scouting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The League of Extraordinarily Unimpressive wins

A football season is an unfolding story, one where the narratives of August become the fractured myths of November. Teams flex their muscles but lose their way, and in the PAC-12 Conference, they cannibalize each other with nine league games while the SEC is playing Coastal Carolina. Here’s some advice your father never gave you: Never bet on anything where the outcome can depend...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

USC DE Williams limited in practice but hopeful of facing BC

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, one day after being held out of practice entirely. Based on recent history, that doesn't bode well for Boston College, the ninth-ranked Trojans' (2-0) opponent on Saturday. ''It actually feels better this week than it did last week before...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

DE Williams shrugs off ankle injury for No. 9 USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, one day after being held out of practice entirely. Based on recent history, that doesn't bode well for Boston College, the ninth-ranked Trojans' (2-0) opponent on Saturday. Williams delivered a dominant performance to spur the Trojans' 13...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian: If Leonard Williams is healthy, he's going to play

Leonard Williams has a hard time talking about himself. In the same token, he has high expectations which makes it even tougher for him to be surprised by anything he does on the football field. Although his game-high 11-tackle, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week earning performance vs. Stanford did just that.  "To be honest I didn't think I would be able to even make...
Via Fox Sports West
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: Williams performance vs. Stanford was 'amazing'

Leonard Williams proved for the first time this season, and once more during his USC, career that some of No. 94 is better than none at all. Last Tuesday, Williams suffered an ankle sprain near the end of USC practice. On Wednesday, he was a non-participant and limped around Howard Jones Field with a brace on his injured ankle. By Saturday, he was the most destructive force on the...
Via Fox Sports West
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: Williams performance vs. Stanford was 'amazing'

Leonard Williams proved for the first time this season, and once more during his USC, career that some of No. 94 is better than none at all. Last Tuesday, Williams suffered an ankle sprain near the end of USC practice. On Wednesday, he was a non-participant and limped around Howard Jones Field with a brace on his injured ankle. By Saturday, he was the most destructive force on the...
Via Fox Sports West
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

USC 13, Stanford 10: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

 From the opening whistle, to the final play, every fan could tell that the game between the USC Trojans and Stanford Cardinal was going to come down to the last second.  This game was an absolute backyard brawl with both teams throwing haymakers at each other to the final whistle.  It took a career long 53-yard field goal from USC Senior Andre Hedari and a huge defensive stand...
Via Football Nation
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Star DL Leonard Williams Exits Stanford Game On First Series, With Trainers

USC star defensive lineman Leonard Williams started against Stanford despite looking very poor in pre-game warmups.  One series into the game against the Cardinal, Williams is off the field and meeting with trainers.  Big: USC DL Leonard Williams already out of the game. With trainers. Looked bad early. — David Lombardi (@DavidMLombardi) September 6, 2014 Leonard Williams looked...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same. In a series that dates back to 1905, Stanford-Southern California has been among college football's best matchups in recent years. The games have featured action-packed performances, verbal confrontations and usually major implications in conference and national championship...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USC vs. Stanford – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Twitter/Stanford USC and Stanford meet in an early season conference game that could have big implications. Both the Trojans and Cardinal are coming off dominant performances in their first games. USC’s offense racked up 701 yards in a rout of Fresno State. Stanford’s defense shut out UC Davis and only allowed 115 yards. This game will go a long way in deciding the Pac-12. Date...
Via College Spun
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian refutes report of QB Cody Kessler staph infection

Cody Kessler returned to practice Wednesday.  The USC quarterback was a full participant one day after undergoing a "procedure" on his toe for a reported staph infection.  Following Wednesday's practice USC head coach Steve Sarkisian didn't provide any details on Kessler's injury, only providing his starting quarterback is "ready to go."  Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports West
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Cal-Stanford Preview

David Shaw and Steve Sarkisian made clear that any animosity between them is history now that the latter has moved on to coach at Southern California. Of more concern to both is how a potential matchup between Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams and Stanford left tackle Andrus Peat will affect this weekend's Pac-12 matchup. Both teams opened the season with blowout victories...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

USC in 'holding pattern' with Josh Shaw situation

Steve Sarkisian saw a "great" practice from his team Wednesday morning on Howard Jones Field.  "I don't know what you guys were doing over here but I saw a heck of a practice," Sarkisian said as he addressed the dozens of media members in attendance.  There is still a buzz around USC with people looking for answers in regards to the Josh Shaw situation....
Via Fox Sports West
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Audible: Sarkisian vs. Kiffin, star freshmen and more USC talk

When USC hired Steve Sarkisian last offseason, the news was met with a general shrug. There was a group of USC fans excited about the idea of Sark coming home, but across the nation it was viewed as an underwhelming hire for one of college football's best jobs. As the 2014 season is set to kick off, the tone -- at least around Los Angeles -- has changed quite a bit as Sarkisian...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest impact players for USC: No. 1 DL Leonard Williams

Pound-for-pound Leonard Williams is the best player on the USC roster, and that carries a lot of weight. The 6-5, 310-pound defensive lineman is a matchup nightmare for opposing offensive linemen. The junior is considered to be the best defensive lineman in the country and is projected to be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft. A natural defensive end, as a freshman he was moved inside...
Via Fox Sports West
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football 2014: The Top 5 Defensive Players in College Football

Entering last season the big names in college football consisted of Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack and everyone else. With those players now gone to chase their NFL dreams as rookies in he NFL, a new crop of players will be playing for the chance to call themselves the best defensive players in the nation. Alabama safety Landon Collins is certainly a name that fits into the category...
Via Football Nation
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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