In Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Mrs. Robinson," the duo asks: "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." If the famed singing duo were to change the lyrics of their celebrated song to relate to the 2014 Trojans fullback position, they might croon, "Where have you gone, Sam Cunningham, a Trojans nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo).
With a new starting quarterback at the helm, a slew of injuries depleting an already thin depth chart and a highly publicized coaching carousel, the production of the USC offense was largely up and down in 2013 with the Trojans averaging a pedestrian 29.
Sophomore tailback Javorius "Buck" Allen was named team MVP at the annual end-of-season banquet held Friday night at USC's Tutor Campus Center Ballroom. The award winners: Most Valuable Player: Allen Most Inspirational Player: outside linebacker Devon Kennard Trojan Way Leadership Award: Kennard, linebacker Hayes Pullard Linemen of the Year: center Marcus Martin (offense), defensive end Leonard Williams (defense) Perimeter Players of the Year: Allen and wide receiver Nelson Agholor (offense), cornerback Josh Shaw and safety Dion Bailey (defense) Special Teams Player of the Year: fullback Soma Vainuku Service Team Players of the Year: quarterback Conner Sullivan (offense), linebacker Nick Schlossberg (defense) Jack Oakie Rise and Shine Award (longest run): Allen (80 yards vs.
about 369 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
The USC football team banquet will be held this week with the annual team awards handed out. The WeAreSC staffers give their picks on some of the top performers of the season. MVP Garry Paskwietz: Leonard Williams Johnny Curren: Leonard Williams Greg Katz: Leonard Williams Top offensive player GP: Javorius "Buck" Allen JC: Marcus Martin GK: Cody Kessler Top defensive player GP: Devon Kennard JC: Devon Kennard GK: Devon Kennard Most impactful freshman GP: Su'a Cravens JC: Su'a Cravens GK: Su'a Cravens Surprise performer GP: Buck Allen JC: Buck Allen GK: J.
Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey has been named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week, along with Arizona State linebacker Chris Young, who was named defensive player of the week and UCLA returner Ishmael Adams, who was named special teams player of the week.
LOS ANGELES - A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 47-29 victory over Colorado on Saturday. Three up 1. USC first-team defense Spearheaded by another strong effort by the front seven, the Trojans' defensive starters completely stymied the Buffaloes.
Following USC's dramatic 20-17 upset victory over No. 4 Stanford last Saturday, a feeling of euphoria overtook Soma Vainuku as he found himself standing atop the ladder leading the famed USC marching band.
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.
One of the most compelling stats from the Boston College game for the USC offense is the fact that the Trojans were able to achieve such good balance on a day when they put up over 500 yards of total offense.
about 457 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans