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September 23, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Coach Lane Kiffin is concerned about how young players will react when they play against Arizona State on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium. But freshman safety Su'a Cravens is not one of them. Cravens has started every game and is fourth on the team with 18 tackles. He has intercepted a pass and also forced a fumble. "This game was a great test before Arizona State," Cravens said after the Trojans defeated Utah State. "It's going to be crazy over there in Arizona and I think we're going to be ready for it. " Arizona State opened the season as one of the teams to beat in the Pac-12 Conference South division.
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September 22, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC quarterback Cody Kessler and receiver Marqise Lee suffered injuries against Utah State, but Coach Lane Kiffin said Sunday that he expected both to be "fine" for the Pac-12 Conference game Saturday at Arizona State. Kessler injured his right hand in the first half of the Trojans' 17-14 victory Saturday at the Coliseum. After completing only 13 of 27 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown, Kessler said he had struck his hand several times on opponents' helmets and pads.
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September 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's nationally ranked defense had another impressive performance Saturday in the Trojans' 17-14 victory over Utah State at the Coliseum. Utah State had been averaging 49 points and 550 yards. The Trojans limited the Aggies to 285 yards and amassed 10 tackles for losses, including two sacks by linebacker Morgan Breslin and one each by tackle George Uko and linebacker Devon Kennard . "I feel like we're building continuity," defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said.
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September 21, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Big West Conference football has come to town. Well, the remnants of it. New Mexico State dropped by the Rose Bowl on Saturday night to pick up a hefty check and, probably, another loss. Across town, Utah State gave USC everything it could handle before losing, 17-14. These schools are alumni of the Big West. The conference dropped football after the 2000 season, sending teams off into the wild. “I still follow the programs,” Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell said.
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September 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein and Mike Hiserman
USC got it half right. Matched against a Utah State offense that had been among the most productive in the nation, the Trojans' defense rose to the occasion Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. The offense? Not so much. USC defeated Utah State, 17-14, despite managing just a field goal in the second half. Make that just a field goal despite constantly getting great field position. USC started six drives on Utah State's side of the field. “The defense played great again, against a great quarterback and a really good team,” USC Coach Lane Kiffin said in a television interview after the game.
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September 21, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
Mush on? That seems to be the new theme of the USC football team, which beat Utah State by a field goal Saturday in a game that Coach Lane Kiffin accurately described as "mushy. " An hour before the game, in the usually teeming streets around the Coliseum, there was smooth traffic and zero buzz. At kickoff, the Coliseum was about half full with a crowd that was barely awake. During the game, there were scattered boos, a few strong cheers, and mostly shrugs. It felt like the desolate Dodger Stadium in the last days of the Frank McCourt era. The Trojans even played like the Dodgers in those final days, barely hanging on as if waiting for somebody to rescue them.
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September 20, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Chuckie Keeton was born in Northern California and spent his formative years in Texas. When USC played Texas in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series title game, Keeton went against the grain in the Lone Star state. "I was USC all the way," he said this week during a phone interview. Texas' victory over the Trojans did nothing to dissuade the allegiance of Keeton, then 12, who said he donned a USC T-shirt the day he returned to middle school. "A lot of people were talking trash to me," he recalled.
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September 20, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC plays its third consecutive home game, this one against Utah State, which visits the Coliseum for the first time since 1989. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines: Pass or fail? USC quarterback Cody Kessler, playing for the first time as the designated starter, completed 15 of 17 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 35-7 victory over Boston College. The third-year sophomore played much more relaxed, kept several plays alive with his mobility and avoided turnovers.
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September 19, 2013 | Helene Elliott
The question was simple. Coming off a big win over Boston College last week, how will Coach Lane Kiffin ensure the Trojans aren't overconfident against the Utah State Aggies at the Coliseum on Saturday? Kiffin, who bought himself a week's peace with that romp and muted the cries for his head that intensified after the Trojans' loss to Washington State the previous week, joked that he hadn't heard the rout of BC called "big" before. But it was immense statistically and, undoubtedly, in helping to keep him employed.
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September 16, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's Sept. 28 game at Arizona State will kick off at either 7 p.m. PDT on ESPN or at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2, the school announced. The start time will be determined Sunday based on the outcome of weekend games, the school said. Evening kickoffs have already been set for USC's home game against Arizona on Oct. 10 (7:30 p.m.), road game at Notre Dame on Oct. 19 (7:30 p.m. EDT, 4:30 p.m. PDT) and road game at Oregon State on Nov. 1 (6 p.m.). Kickoff times for games against Utah, California, Stanford, Colorado and UCLA are still to be determined.
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