USC has three offensive line starters back and two big-time tailbacks (Ronald Jones, Stephen Carr). But the Trojans were unable to run the ball Saturday against the first-team defense. And not able to run the ball Tuesday at the Coliseum.
So USC’s defense is just that good? Maybe. But USC better be able to run against Stanford or Texas. And so far, it’s not really doing it. Sometimes things happen in training camp that do not carry over into the real season. USC hopes this is one of them.