Junior running back Javorius “Buck” Allen will enter the NFL Draft this spring, forgoing his senior season with the Trojans, USC announced on Saturday.
Adoree’ Jackson scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and a 71-yard pass from Cody Kessler, and No. 24 Southern California blew most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead before beating No. 25 Nebraska 45-42 in the Holiday Bowl on Saturday night.
Nebraska stunned many – including its own players – with the firing of Bo Pelini and hiring of Mike Riley.
Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday.
The crosstown rivalry game is just a day away as USC and UCLA get ready to battle in the Rose Bowl Saturday
Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with “more people on the sideline,” but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but.
Southern California has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a conference game four times this season.
If Javorius Allen was surprised to receive criticism from his head coach after his third 100-yard rushing game of the young season, Southern California’s top running back didn’t show it.
USC Athletics Director Pat Haden Monday was fined $25,000 by the PAC-12 for his inappropriate conduct during the Trojans’ game against Stanford, the conference said.
Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian regrets asking athletic director Pat Haden to come down to the field at Stanford Stadium for what turned into a confrontation with game officials.
David Shaw and Steve Sarkisian made clear that any animosity between them is history now that the latter has moved on to coach at Southern California.
Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian’s debut as the Trojans’ head coach.
With one player indefinitely suspended after lying about how he sustain injuries, and a second quitting after calling the Trojans’ new coach a racist, USC’s football team has seen its share of turmoil before the kickoff of its 2014 season.
A day after Josh Shaw was suspended from all team activities with USC, coach Steve Sarkisian struck a conciliatory tone when asked about the cornerback’s future with the Trojans.
Cody Kessler’s head has finally stopped spinning after a Southern California season featuring four head coaches, interminable drama and — somehow — 10 victories.