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USC football: Xavier Grimble looks forward to Arizona State

September 23, 2013|By Gary Klein
  • USC tight end Xavier Grimble celebrates after scoring his first touchdown of the season Saturday against Utah State at the Coliseum.
USC tight end Xavier Grimble celebrates after scoring his first touchdown… (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles…)

After playing three consecutive games at the Coliseum, USC tight end Xavier Grimble and his teammates are looking forward to Saturday's game at Arizona State.

"There are some tough games ahead but this is what it's about -- bringing a team together, going to hostile environments and putting on a show and executing," Grimble said.

Grimble was in the spotlight against Utah State on Saturday. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 30-yard pass from quarterback Cody Kessler and also had a nine-yard reception in the Trojans' 17-14 victory.

Grimble, a junior who has scored 10 touchdowns in his career, has eight receptions for 88 yards this season.

"We're not where we want to be, but it's improving," he said of the offense. "I feel like things have progressed each week -- we've just got to finish more.

"We're moving the ball and getting down the field. We've got to finish. We're a play away, a pass away."


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