The Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half turned the game around. Maybe it also turned around USC's season. The wildly unexpected, looping, 48-yard prayer of a spiral from Cody Kessler to Darreus Rogers in the end zone Saturday night changed the entire complexion of an otherwise sluggish evening.
Here are five storylines for the USC Trojans against Boston College on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). 1. Our goal is to win the game: Seems silly to bring up such an obvious point, but it was good to hear Steve Sarkisian remind the media of just that.
about 100 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
Our list of the top 25 players in the Pac-12 concludes. No. 5: Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly 2013 stats: Completed 62.4 percent of his throws for 3,635 yards with 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, giving him an adjusted QBR of 74.
The WeAreSC staffers discuss various topics related to the opening of USC Trojans fall camp practices next Monday. Who will have the biggest camp impact? (offense/defense) Garry Paskwietz: Steve Sarkisian says this will be a physical run-first offense and that should mean plenty of opportunities for Buck Allen to establish himself early as a critical piece of the system.
about 144 days ago | Garry Paskwietz, Johnny Curren and Greg Katz | USC Trojans
LOS ANGELES -- With the recent season-ending ACL injury to Kenny Bigelow, a talented redshirt freshman defensive tackle, it makes a USC Trojans fan ponder which players on offense and defense head coach Steve Sarkisian cannot afford to lose?
Eight Pac-12 players were named first-team preseason All-Americans by Athlon's on Monday, while 11 others were named to the other three teams. Oregon, Stanford and USC each had a pair of first-team selections.
With many postseason awards coming out with their watch lists, here are our thoughts on which members of the USC football team are most likely to win the following awards at some point in their career.
It will come as no surprise that Mel Kiper Jr. sees two of the five best senior QBs and three of the six best underclass QBs coming from the Pac-12 . But who would have thought that three of the 11 best defensive tackles would come from the Pac-12, while none came from the D-line rich SEC?
USC has started voluntary summer throwing sessions, and it's a great time to see where players are at in terms of physical shape and also to gauge the work ethic of the players when no coaches are around.
about 200 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans