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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Postgame thoughts: Minnesota

By Pedro Moura

MINNEAPOLIS -- Notes, quotes and video from USC's 32-21 win over Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium:

Kiffin was more pleased with this victory than the team's previous two.

After the game, he talked about the need for the team to enjoy this victory more than they had the others -- and he took steps toward doing so, allowing them to sing the USC fight song in the locker room after the game, something he had not initiated after the first two wins of the season.

See what else he had to say in his postgame press conference:


Bradford had been largely overshadowed this season by Tyler and even Baxter, but he broke out in a big way with his performance Saturday. After the game, he said he had no indication he would get more touches against the Gophers than he had earlier this year.

"I didn't wake up this morning knowing that I was gonna get the ball at all," he said. "I just went out there Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and practiced hard, prepared well.

"I was ready to play when my name got called."

See what else the redshirt senior said on the field after the game: