Boston College lost at home to Colorado State, 24-21, today. Eagles QB Tyler Murphy rushed for 79 yards (he had 66 on one play against USC) and Boston College rushed for a 239 yards (452 against USC).
USC’s sacked the quarterback only four times in three games. With a pro-style QB (Sean Mannion), should the Trojans blitz more tonight against Oregon State? Keep an eye on that.
Linebackers coach Peter Sirmon was in Texas on Thursday night and now two Texans make official visits today: Tailback Aca’Cedric Ware and wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge of Cedar Hill, Texas, will be at the Oregon State game.
There is a special USC Football Express train on Metrolink that leaves Oceanside at 3:15 p.m. and makes 11 stops before it arrives at Union Station at 5:25 p.m.
You can transfer at no additional cost to a Metro Rail Red Line or Purple Line train, which goes to the 7th Street/Metro Center station and transfers to an Expo Line train at no additional charge.
Information on all stops available after the jump:
During the summer I mentioned that San Clemente quarterback Sam Darnold’s highlight film seemed to show more plays of him running than passing. Last night, Darnold (a USC commit) completed 20 of 27 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 63 yards and scored a TD in a 47-24 victory over Newport Harbor.
If you do watch, USC recently offered Bishop Gorman QB Tate Martell, who is committed to Washington. That ought to further infuriate the Steve Sarkisian-haters up north. Wait, Martell is 5-11? That’s got to be a first for USC lately.
I remember when Pete Carroll went and watched a 5-11 QB and told me, “I just kept thinking that we have Carson Palmer and he’s 6-5. Why do we need a 5-11 quarterback?”
Here’s my preview of the USC-Oregon State game. Key excerpt:
“There also needs to be a better job by some coaches. USC defensive players complained about communication issues defensively against Boston College while the offensive line looked unprepared for the Eagles’ defensive fronts. It also seemed USC reacted slowly to Boston College’s personnel changes.”
Recording artist Jason Derulo will perform with the USC band during halftime tomorrow night. The timing is perfect because Derulo make headlines today after breaking up with singer Jordin Sparks.
After a two-week break, it’s time to pick the score again. Does USC love facing a traditional quarterback instead of Boston College’s Tyler Murphy? Why does the Trojan defense have only four sacks this season?
Could Oregon State possibly win in L.A. for the first time since 1960?
The venerable betting publication, the Gold Sheet, picks USC to defeat Oregon State, 30-24.
“Rest assured the Beavers’ coaches and veterans will remember the 69-27 beating laid on them (last year) in Corvallis when USC coach Sarkisian was still at Washington.”