The Stanford game demonstrated when USC’s offense is working how tough it can be for the opposing. In this analysis, I talk about how the Cardinal started the second half in a soft defense to curtail the pass, which opened up the run.
Excerpt: In the past two seasons, there were times when Ronald Jones was anointed the special one, only to see Justin Davis outplay him. With Stephen Carr, it no longer matters because the freshman is itching for a larger role if Jones is not playing at a high level. And he could easily seize it.
“Having our top two guys, it’s a great luxury,” USC running backs coach Deland McCullough said. “I’m not held hostage to one guy.”