Is it time to start worrying about USC’s running game? The Trojans averaged 3.5 yards a carry against Cal. Ronald Jones wasn’t playing but USC averaged 1.9 yards per carry against Texas with Jones.
Maybe a better way of saying this is the offensive line has really struggled the past two games. After the Stanford game, people talked about it being one of the line’s best performances in years. It’s been all downhill since then. Even Sam Darnold looked in the first half like he was forcing throws because of the pressure.
Remember, this is not an inexperienced line. Viane Talamaivao is a 4-year starter. Toa Lobendahn has started 4 seasons when not injured. Nico Falah is a 2-year starter. The question is will the line improve given that experience is producing the current results?