This is the time of year when stats get overanalyzed. For example, some believe USC’s offensive lineman — and such individual lineman — did a good job preventing quarterback sacks.
USC allowed 28 in 13 games, which was around the middle of the conference.
But here’s the thing: USC faced a lot of three-man defensive fronts in an effort to stop the Air Raid offense.
So didn’t that help the Trojans allow fewer sacks with three defensive linemen trying to rush five offensive linemen? I never see anyone mention that. So I just did.
- Columbia graduate transfer Patick Tape has narrowed his choices to four schools: USC, Duke, Ohio State and Syracuse.
- Nothing like a simulated USC-Illinois first-round NCAA Tournament game, where Charles O’Bannon, who left USC in mid-December, scores six points.
Stifling defense from @IlliniMBB carries the #Illini into the next round! Great performance from Ayo Dosunmu with 27 points, and a perfect 4-4 from 3PT range!#USC – 59#Illinois – 77#NCAATournament #NCAA #NCAAsim pic.twitter.com/8WoLOxq7d8— Matt Wigtil (@mwiggy16) March 18, 2020