USC’s pass defense is ranked No. 13 in the nation (96.2 yards) thanks to letting Boston College run at will.
Following the Boston College debable, USC rushing defense is ranked No. 116 in nation following, averaging 245.7 yards per game.
Should USC fans expect the Trojans to lay an egg every now and then? Washington fans seem to think so. They point out last year the Huskies going to Tempe and giving up 585 yards in total offense during a 53-24 loss to Arizona State.
Washington was 4-17 on third down. USC was 2-11 against Boston College.
The USC-Oregon State game at the Coliseum on Sept. 27 will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPN.
On top of everything else that happened at Boston College, there are also accusations USC taunted the Eagles before they came out of the tunnel for the kickoff. The referees clearly were forced to come over and keep the Trojans away from the tunnel before the game.
Initially, I thought this was to keep USC from going into the end zone to pray because it was directly where Boston College emerged between two towers of fire in a big production. But this account mentions “the Trojan stood by the torch towers, dancing and taunting the large, gold BC banner behind which the Eagles stood.”
USC administrator J.K. McKay suffered rapid heart beat during halftime and was hospitalized as precaution. He returned to the stadium in the second half and flew home with the team.
Steve Sarkisian mentioned the offense having identity problems. Perhaps a good place to start fixing that is to get more touches for Juju Smith and Adoree Jackson. Smith caught six passes last night but most were short and did not put him in a good position. Jackson disappeared after catching a short pass behind the line for a loss.