The Trojans arrived home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning in a good position. Coming off a satisfying 49-27 victory over Colorado, USC extended its win streak to five games and an overall 6-1 record under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
Say hello to Marqise Lee, All-America . . . teammate? Yes, we’re talking about the same guy who was an All-America wide receiver and Biletnikoff Award winner for USC a year ago, the same player who was expected to challenge the Trojans’ all-time pass catching records as a strong Heisman Trophy candidate this season.
USC quarterback Cody Kessler has been named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week, along with defensive player of the week Robert Nelson of Arizona State and special teams player of the week Andre Heidari of USC.
Taking stock of Week 12 in the Pac-12. Team of the week: USC started with a great plan against Stanford. Then it played smart, disciplined football and executed that plan. And when Stanford looked like it was asserting itself, the Trojans persevered, making clutch plays at the end to beat the Cardinal 20-17.
Here are the players who earned helmet stickers in the Pac-12 in Week 12: Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State: Halliday completed 36 of 53 passes for 319 yards, none more important than a 25-yard strike to Isiah Myers for a touchdown with 2:15 left.
LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC’s thrilling 20-17 victory over No. 4 Stanford on Saturday. Three up 1. Andre Heidari Having nearly lost his kicking job earlier in the season and having a less-than-memorable outing last weekend against California, Heidari’s fortunes appeared to be spiraling downward when his PAT attempt sailed wide right in the first quarter against Stanford.
Some selected quotes from USC head coach Ed Orgeron's Sunday night conference call following the Trojans' 62-28 victory over California. Orgeron's opening statement: "After watching the film, I'm very excited about a lot of things that happened in that game versus Cal.
With three games under his belt as the interim coach of the Trojans, Ed Orgeron is continuing to put his stamp on the USC football program. The Trojans sit at 2-1 on Orgeron’s watch, and it has certainly been an interesting ride.
Five things we learned in Week 9 in the Pac-12. See Ducks run: First, credit the Bruins for effort. They sold out and committed to the run and totaled 219 yards on the ground in playing the Ducks to a 14-14 halftime tie.
LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 19-3 victory over Utah on Saturday. THREE UP 1. USC defense: The USC defense put together its most complete outing in more than a month, forcing four first-half turnovers and limiting Utah to 201 yards of total offense.