Nov 3, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans tailback Silas Redd (25) celebrates with teammates Soma Vainuku (31) , Robert Woods (2) and guard Marcus Martin (66) after scoring a touchdown against the Oregon Ducks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 62-51. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
Our FanSided USC Trojan affiliate, Reign of Troy has been going through their season with previews of their 2013 games and has written up a nice preview of Washington State vs USC this coming Fall. Unsurprisingly, they’ve given USC a 17 point advantage in the contest, set to be played in the Coliseum in Los Angeles on September 7.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
"While playing the Cougars isn’t be a textbook trap game for the Trojans, it certainly could be an early game that keeps Lane Kiffin and Clancy Pendergast up at night. USC meets the conference’s most pass-oriented offense and an inopportune time, while the Trojans will be in the midst of trying to break in what could be an entirely new secondary.Kiffin’s troupe has been in that same situation before, most notably the 2010 season opener at Hawaii, when the Trojans faced a run and shoot offensive while playing with several new faces in the secondary including T.J. McDonald and Jawanza Starling. The result was an ungodly amount of yards through the air, to the tune of 459 to be exact."
R-O-T goes on to say that the Trojans are implementing a 5-2 defense and an entirely new secondary this Fall, which is absolute gold if you’re a Coug fan, but we’ll talk about that in our own preview as we start moving through this years’ games in the next couple of weeks. For now, let’s just sit and contemplate a 17 point underdog role to the Trojans in week 2. Even with Marquise Lee romping through our secondary, are we really that far behind USC in Mike Leach, year two?
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