USC-UCLA Report Card

Here’s the grades for the crosstown rivalry game.

RESULT: No. 24 USC 28, UCLA 7
RECORD: 8-3, 5-3
WEEK 11 GPA: C

QUARTERBACK

Matt Barkley threw for 158 yards before the last TD pass.

C-

RUNNING BACKS

Fortunately for USC, Joe McKnight’s fumble recovered by teammate.

C

WIDE RECEIVERS

Anthony McCoy’s return felt early and Damian Williams’ late.

C+

OFFENSIVE LINE

No sacks allowed but few holes for running backs.

C-

DEFENSIVE LINE

Malik Jackson played more. Maybe someone listened to us.

B-

LINEBACKERS

Malcolm Smith played the way many expected last spring.

B+

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Will Harris and Josh Pinkard intercepted a pass and forced a fumble.

B

SPECIAL TEAMS

At least Jake Harfman finally kicked a field goal, even if he missed.

D+

COACHING

Great call at end by Jeremy Bates. What was he doing the other 59 minutes?

D

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