Jack Sears was raw. He was also athletic, provided a spark and has a stronger arm than JT Daniels. So of course Daniels will start this week.
Again, do these guys exist? Vavae Malepeai had a 41-yard run but isn’t worthy to be on the field for fourth and 1? Something is amiss with Stephen Carr. He may be back in the doghouse.
Michael Pittman prevented an interception and caught a nice TD pass. Tyler Vaughns threw a TD pass but dropped a critical one that would have put the game away.
They were their usual selves. Give the two tight ends an F for their poor blocking on fourth and 1. But they get a great grade because Neil Callaway was fired.
I honestly have no idea what some of the interior linemen have done this season. They sure didn’t stop Eno Benjamin, who looked like an All-American.
They didn’t stop Benjamin either and like the defensive line never sacked Manny Wilkins.
Ajene Harris had to play safety but missed a lot of tackles. Iman Marshall had his usual pass interference. Talanoa Hufanga stood out and then broke his collarbone.
The momentum was with USC when N’keal Harry broke a 92-yard punt return for a TD. And I hear John Baxter blamed Greg Budrovich for the punt. Amazing. It overshadowed Tyler Vaughns punt return for a TD.
I still don’t know why Clancy Pendergast gets a free pass from so many USC fans. Did USC practice any drills to prepare for a spinning tailback? Why didn’t USC have a linebacker or safety assigned to the quarterback on third-and-1? Only the quarterback or tailback were going to touch the ball. And yet no one was assigned to Manny Wilkins on a 45-yard TD run.