The Trojans have been devastated by injuries. At the top of the list is receiver Marqise Lee, who is probable for the game because of a left knee injury that has sidelined him for two of the last three games.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more in a season-opening victory over Georgia, confirming Boyd as one of the top Heisman contenders this season.
If Silas Redd makes his season debut and Marqise Lee can clean up a few mistakes, it might be easier for Southern California to survive another game until a clear No. 1 quarterback emerges.
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee missed the Trojans’ first practice on Saturday, a day after he left practice early with an apparent right shoulder injury.
Southern California receiver Marqise Lee left practice early Friday after apparently injuring his right shoulder.
Although Lane Kiffin is grateful for Southern California athletic director Pat Haden’s video vote of confidence, his job security won’t alter Kiffin’s urgency to get the Trojans back on top.
The USC Trojans are already without Matt Barkley with shoulder injury for the Sun Bowl and now sophomore sensation Marqise Lee could be in danger of missing SC’s first bowl game since 2009.
Sophomore Marqise Lee of the USC Trojans was awarded the Fred Biletnkoff as the most outstanding collegiate football receiver.
Johnathan Franklin ran for 156 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the No. 17 UCLA Bruins past the No. 18 USC Trojans 38-28.
Southern California receiver Marqise Lee broke free from Arizona’s defenders time and again, racing his way into the Pac-12 record book. Matt Barkley had a pretty good day of his own, throwing for nearly 500 yards.
Matt Barkley passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns, including an 83-yarder to Marqise Lee in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Southern California came back from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Utah 38-28 Thursday night.
Matt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 Southern California bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory over California on Saturday.
Marqise Lee caught a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score, and No. 1 Southern California rolled to a 49-10 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Robert Woods’ goal for the upcoming season sounds fairly modest. “Just trying to make more plays than I did last year,” he said.
Matt Barkley passed for 423 yards and six touchdowns in his possible Coliseum farewell, Robert Woods set the conference’s single-season receptions record while catching 12 passes for 113 yards and two TDs, and No. 10 Southern California finished its resurgent season with a 50-0 demolition of Pac-12 title game-bound UCLA on Saturday night.