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USC freshman WR Amon-Ra St. Brown caught six passes for 98 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 34-27 loss to UCLA.

St. Brown (6'1/195) hauled in a 44-yard touchdown from J.T. Daniels, which was the play of the game on a sad day for the Trojans. The true freshman wide receiver now has 50 receptions on the year, and he will certainly have high expectations going into his sophomore campaign next year. St. Brown and the Trojans will finish off their season against the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Nov 17 - 7:42 PM

USC freshman QB J.T. Daniels completed 20-of-34 passes for 337 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 34-27 loss to UCLA.

Clay Helton's seat is on fire. The Trojans had an untimely unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and Daniels threw a really bad interception in the second half, but the story was USC's inability to stop the UCLA rushing attack, which led to the road loss. It's been a disaster season -- the Trojans need to beat Notre Dame to become bowl eligible -- but at least Daniels has been out there learning from his mistakes. Daniels and Helton (if he survives this week) will have their hands full against No. 3 Notre Dame next week.
Nov 17 - 7:35 PM

USC senior T Chuma Edoga (knee) is not suited up in advance of Saturday's game against UCLA.

The Trojans will be missing their starting right tackle for a second consecutive contest, it would appear. Edoga sustained a hyperextended knee against Arizona State at the end of October. With the senior out of action on Saturday, Jalen McKenzie looks to be in line to start in this one.
Nov 17 - 3:08 PM

USC junior WR Michael Pittman Jr. (shoulder) is participating in early warmups ahead of Saturday's game against UCLA.

At the time of the report none of the USC players were in pads, but at the very least the report is a positive one with regards to how Pittman (6'4/215) looked in drills. Getting the junior pass-catcher back in the lineup would be good news for the USC passing game, as he's caught 26 passes for 550 yards and six touchdowns this season.
Nov 17 - 2:32 PM

USC sophomore RB Stephen Carr (ankle) is not listed on the injury report in advance of Saturday's game against UCLA.

Carr (6'0/205) is working his way back from an ankle sprain sustained against Oregon State back on Nov. 3. Even when healthy, he has not seen consistent work this season, with five of his nine games played resulting in single-digit carries.
Nov 15 - 7:29 PM

USC junior WR Michael Pittman (shoulder) was not listed on the injury report for this weekend's game against UCLA.

Pittman (6'4/215) was unable to play against Cal this past weekend due to a bone bruise sustained against Oregon State the previous contest. If there is a late setback, here, we will pass along word, but at this juncture, the junior wideout should be considered a go for action on Saturday. This season, Pittman has posted a 26-550-6 receiving line across eight games played.
Nov 15 - 7:26 PM

USC redshirt freshman QB Matt Fink (ribs) has returned to practice.

On Wednesday, he shared second-team reps with Jack Sears. Fink suffered three broken ribs in relief of injured starter JT Daniels (concussion) on Oct. 20 against Utah. He was given a 3-4 week recovery timeline and appears to be mended. HC Clay Helton mentioned that he'll name Daniels' backup for the UCLA game later this week.
Nov 15 - 12:05 PM

USC dismissed sophomore LB Levi Jones.

No reason was given by HC Clay Helton, but we can tell you that Jones was suspended for the Cal game last weekend due to a violation of team rules. Per reports, Jones was arrested on a public intoxication charge in early July. That transgression could have played a part in the reason he's no longer a Trojan, but then again Jones did appear in eight games this year prior to his dismissal.
Nov 14 - 1:30 PM

USC HC Clay Helton told reporters that he has the support of the university and administration and expects to remain at the school.

"I have a lot of support from [athletic director] Lynn Swann," Helton said. "Lynn, every Monday, walks into my office and has given me nothing but, 'Coach, we're in this for the long haul." After punting a two-TD halftime lead against Cal on Saturday as boos reigned down at the LA Coliseum, USC is 5-5. The Trojans must beat either UCLA or Notre Dame to qualify for a bowl. Helton told USC players that he plans to be at the school for another 15 years. We'd suggest he focus on the next 15 days. If archival UCLA upsets the Trojans on Saturday, USC will be in severe danger of missing the postseason. If that happens, we'd be surprised if Helton were retained.
Source: ESPN
Nov 14 - 1:17 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that USC senior CB Iman Marshall (ankle) is having a breakout season for the Trojans.

There has been one player that has allowed fewer yards per snap in coverage than Marshall's 0.44: Michigan's David Long (0.18). The former consensus five-star prospect has had an up-and-down career with the Trojans, but he really has put things together for USC even in a disappointing year for them. "Marshall steadily continued his ascension over the next two seasons, recording overall grades of 76.4 and 71.0 as a sophomore and junior, respectively," they write. "As a senior in 2018, Marshall has raised the bar with a career-best 77.8 overall grade." At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Marshall is going to intrigue the heck out of teams, and the analytical folks are going to love those numbers.
Nov 12 - 8:35 PM

USC sophomore WR Tyler Vaughns racked up eight receptions for a game-best 91 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 15-14 loss against Cal.

Vaughns and the Trojans fired out to a 14-0 lead thanks to his two second-quarter touchdown receptions, a two-yard grab to open the scoring and a 23-yard dart from J.T. Daniels midway through the period. However, that's when the USC offense came to a grinding halt. The Trojans have had trouble finding the end zone through the air, but Vaughns has certainly done his part with five touchdowns over the past seven outings. His 91 yards were the most since he went for 119 yards in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29, 2017 in a loss against Ohio State. Next up is a trip to UCLA on Saturday.
Nov 11 - 2:12 AM

USC senior RB Aca'Cedric Ware rushed 16 times for 104 yards in Saturday's 15-14 loss against Cal.

Ware certainly did his part trying to get the Trojans over the hump in this one, including the game's longest play of 44 yards in the first quarter which took the Trojans from midfield into the red zone to set up the game's first touchdown. If the Trojans are going to become bowl eligible, needing a win at UCLA next Saturday or against Notre Dame in the finale on Nov. 24, Ware is going to be a huge part of the game plan.
Nov 11 - 2:08 AM

USC freshman QB J.T. Daniels completed 21-of-34 passes for 180 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 15-14 loss against Cal.

It was a rough one for Daniels and the Trojans offense, as the freshman was pressured early and often by a hungry Cal defensive line. The Trojans (5-5, 4-4) are officially eliminated from the Pac-12 South title hunt, and they're struggling to just become bowl eligible at this point. They need to find a win either next week at rival UCLA or at home on Nov. 24 against playoff-hopeful and unbeaten Notre Dame.
Nov 11 - 2:03 AM

USC sophomore RB Vavae Malepeai left Saturday's game against Oregon State with a leg injury.

Malepeai (6'0/215) was rolled up on in the fourth quarter, and he needed assistance off the field. The Trojans were already missing running back Stephen Carr, so it is Aca'Cedric Ware's backfield at the moment. Before leaving, Malepeai had picked up 47 yards on 13 carries.
Nov 11 - 1:17 AM

USC senior CB Iman Marshall (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Cal.

Marshall (6'1/175) tweaked his ankle during last Saturday's win over Oregon State. While he did not practice early in the week, the senior corner was able to take part on Thursday. Trojans HC Clay Helton has been pounding the table for Marshall to receive All-American consideration of late, calling him "one of the best corners in the country." In nine games this season, he has registered 31 tackles with five passes defended. No interceptions as of yet, but the lack of that statistical flash should not necessarily be viewed as a demerit on his level of play.
Nov 9 - 1:54 PM

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