USC defeats Arizona State 8-2 as Robert Stock wins his first college start. The Trojans are 11-12 overall and go on the road for the next four games after playing 19 of the first 23 at home.
A hit-and-run occurred at one of the most-used intersections for pedestrians at USC this weekend, killing one student and injuring another.
Former Butkus Award winner Chris Claiborne is back in Southern California and attended yesterday’s practice. Claiborne said he has spoken to the coaches about helping out in some capacity and is interested in coaching one day.
Outside linebacker Malcolm Smith appears bigger than last season but he said he is the same size.
“My jersey is cut tighter,” Smith said. “That’s why.”
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The word at yesterday’s practice was that tight end Xavier Grimble of Las Vegas was actually considering committing to USC during his weekend visit.
Here’s the story in today’s paper on yesterday’s practice, which includes how Everson Griffen and Anthony McCoy were held out of practice for missing a 6 a.m. workout.
The Trojans scored the first run but No. 3-ranked Arizona State had too much quality to be held down. USC catcher Robert Stock makes his first career start as a pitcher tomorrow as the Trojans try to avoid a sweep.
That 13-game homestand intended to rig the season ends Sunday with the Trojans 6-6 on it. USC is 10-12 overall and 1-4 in the Pac-10.
Tight end Xavier Grimble (6-foot-5, 245 pounds) of Las Vegas attended practice. Grimble lists USC as one of his top choices and is expected to make his college choice before the season.
Today was not exactly a rousing start for the kickers. Joe Houston had a kick blocked, missed another and made one field goal. Jordan Congdon made his first attempt than missed his next two.