USC has an extensive injury list: Defensive lineman Rasheem Green has a high-ankle sprain. That is usually a several-week injury. Cornerback Ajene Harris has a bruised knee. No word on severity. Tailback Ronald Jones has a bruised thigh and ankle injury. No word on severity.
Defensive end Porter Gustin is battling a toe and biceps injury that requires rehab. He is 50-50 according to Clay Helton for the Cal game but could be out “an extensive time.” Offensive tackle Chuma Edoga did not play in the second half as he deals with a wrist/hand injury. Linebacker John Houston did not play because of a neck injury.
Remember, USC now has two road games with a short week between Cal and Washington State, which will be a Friday game.
Helton said defensive end Uchenna Nwosu was the defensive MVP vs. Texas and also credited defensive end Christian Rector, who forced a fumble and played three spots.