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Week 13 Game Matchup: UCLA Bruins VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 25, 2009 10:58 am

UCLA Bruins (6-5) vs. USC Trojans (7-3)
Saturday, November 28, 7:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -13.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 10 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, November 10, 2009 4:32 pm

USC Trojans 7-2 Overall (4-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: USC 14 – Arizona State 9

Next Week’s Opponent: Stanford


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Week 9 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Oregon Ducks

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 28, 2009 1:26 pm

USC Trojans (6-1) vs. Oregon Ducks (6-1)
Saturday, October 31, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -3.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 8 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

USC Trojans 6-1 Overall (3-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: USC 42 – Oregon State 36

Next Week’s Opponent: @Oregon


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Pac-10 Week 7 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, October 19, 2009 11:18 am

USC Trojans 5-1 Overall (2-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: USC 34 – Notre Dame 27

Next Week’s Opponent: Oregon State


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Pac-10 Position Breakdown: Running Back – USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, July 14, 2009 10:03 am

Based on pre-season attention, USC may not have one of the top four running backs in the Pac-10 heading into 2009. After all, other conference headliners like Best, Rodgers, Gerhart, and Blount have garnered most of the accolades from last season, and deservedly so. But a strong case could be made that the Trojans feature up to five of the top 10 tailbacks in the conference; the talent in the SC backfield is that good. In fact, this may be the deepest group of runners in the country.

Last season, the Trojans did not produce a 1,000-yard rusher and still managed to finish with the 3rd most rushing yards in the Pac-10. The unit has everything a coach could ask for – speed, power, quickness, experience, youthfulness, explosion and perhaps most importantly; confidence. So how will Pete Carroll and Co. manage all of the talent? It won’t be easy, but most coaching staffs would love to have the same problem.

The closest thing the Trojans have to a feature back is senior Stafon Johnson. Johnson led the Trojans in rushing last season with 705 yards and nine touchdowns on 138 carries (5.1 YPC). For his career, he has amassed 1,395 yards and 14 touchdowns. Johnson also led SC’s punt return unit, fielding 33 punts for 305 yards (9.2 yards per return).

At 5-11 210 pounds, Johnson runs with a balanced mix of speed and power, but it is his vision that separates him from the rest of the crowded SC backfield. He is an intuitive runner who has an exceptional feel for the game. Johnson enters his final year having never rushed for 1,000 yards in a season, but likely would have done so at almost any other program in the country where the carries were easier to come by.

Stafon Johnson refuses to go down

Stafon Johnson refuses to go down

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