A USC Milestone From UCLA Game

Did you know last night was the first time this season Jordan Addison reached double figures in receptions? He had 11 catches for 178 yards and one TD.

Before the season, Addison and many fans probably assumed the Biletnikoff Award winner would have quite a few games like last night. But Addison has never caught more than eight passes in a game this season. It was the fourth game Addision eclipsed 100 yards.

With three games remaining, one player who hasn’t really progressed is wide receiver Brenden Rice. He had a crucial drop last night that is forgotten now because the Trojans won. But if USC lost . . .

  • The Daily Bruin captured the USC-UCLA rivalry in this cartoon.
  • Here’s a post-game photo of the Victory Bell from Naji Saker.

40 thoughts on “A USC Milestone From UCLA Game

    1. If SCs Victory Bell could talk–
      “I can’t begin to tell you about all those suclas always touching and ringing me up
      And I hate blue. Color me in anything close to red or yellow and I am all yours”

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      1. Bell (to USC players who escorted it/her/him away from bruin side of field): “Thank you for rescuing me. Now I can get some sleep at night.”
        btw, Where’s my good buddy George Tirebiter ?
        #HopeYou’reDoingWell,George!

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  1. Notre Dame is mostly pretty average on offense …BUT… it has a first rate tight end corps and a first rate offensive line……
    On the other side of the ball every unit is first rate….
    #ThisIsn’tGonnaBeAnyEasierThanYesterday….
    #BuckleUp

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    1. Spot on, Michael.
      ND is watching the Utah tape and figuring how it can get 15 targets to the TE Mayer (who’s been at ND since forever). ND offense is kinda like Utah light (Utah O is in the top 15 or so) with better running and a lesser QB.

      I think Utah’s D might be better than ND’s.

      We can win this one at home! The computer has us at 65% chance.

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      1. Bourbon,
        I read somewhere that the Notre Dame QB’s REAL 40 time [it’s listed as 4.7] is only a fraction under 5 seconds [i.e., Pyne’s not a serious threat as a runner –he was so slow moving on a Notre Dame 2 point attempt that I saw on an ESPN highlight reel that, although he saw the blitz coming, he couldn’t get outta the way or throw the ball —he just kinda stood there & got sacked]. But he’s still a threat cuz of his smarts and toughness. He never quits. USC can’t give him the same chance they gave DTR to steal the game on the last drive….
        #AsOdysseusSez,”NeverExpect2MiraclesInARow”

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      2. Last night we only gave up about half the yards we gave up to Utah’s tight end [as a matter of fact, the bruin tight end spent a lot of time sitting on the grass making interference calls for the ref to see —it looked like he mighta had tears in his eyes but they didn’t zoom him so I couldn’t tell for sure] –so, unless the refs decide to screw us over with interference calls, I think we can stop what they’re gonna throw at us.

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  2. Notre Dame has not seen anything like what USC is going to throw at them. By the time ND realizes they are getting beaten the score will be 40-0. Seriously, they have not played a team with the versatility and efficiency that the Trojans will show them Saturday.

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    1. USC’s offense should be too much for Notre Dame —but this is gonna be the best defense we’ve faced [slightly better than Utah’s on paper]. Their D-Line, linebackers and d-backs are ALL top ten units. [Luckily our offense won’t have to worry about hearing the signals like they did in Corvallis and Salt Lake]…..
      P. S.
      Don’t be surprised if Washington State upsets Washington either….

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    2. steveg49:
      You do bring up a good point…
      USC needs to come out fast on Saturday and get 14+ points ahead and force ND to throw the ball.

      In a tight ballgame, ND will control the ball with the run game and the dink-and-dunk to the TE and keep Caleb et al on the sidelines. This is their game plan.

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      1. For some reason, it’s real important to Caleb that the Trojans score on the first drive. He went into a funk in all 3 games in which that didn’t happen. I know Lincoln musta talked to him about the fact there’s usually something like 56 minutes left if the first drive doesn’t produce points —but it seems Caleb puts a lot of emphasis on scoring the first time the offense gets the ball. For that reason alone, I hope USC scores first. It’ll save us a lot of QB drama.

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  3. Mr. Wolf feels desperate to pick on Brendan Rice while ignoring his blocking and other catches that he made. Why not pick on Mario Williams? Or Nic Figueroa? Your acting like TJ Simers.

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    1. Point of Information:
      Rice was not that great last night….
      #…He’sMadeSomeSpectacularPlaysInOtherGames…
      #…But,AsYouKnow,ScottIsA”WhatHaveYouDoneLately?”Guy…

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      1. No child can compare to one of the best football players ever. Caleb made a dumb play when he threw that ball to Falo on second down late in the fourth. It happens. Calling out Rice is uncalled for.

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  4. Question —Why does the MGM Grand have USC as three and a half point favorites while every other Vegas Betting Site has USC as six and a half point favorites?
    #I’veNeverSeenThatMuchOfAVarianceAmongMajorSites

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      1. We are finally completely in control of our destiny — if we beat Notre Dame and win the Pac 12 —we are 100%going to the playoffs….
        #…ButThat’sEasierSaidThanDone…
        #We’llBeFacingOurThirdHighlyRankedOpponentInARow…
        #…ByTheTimeWeGetToTheConferenceChampionship

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  5. Jordan Addisons season isn’t over yet. Hopefully, we’ll see more of that this year and maybe next year. Maybe his injuries will be a reason for him to come back next season.

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    1. It would be great for Jordan to have 3 or 4 great games this year…
      …and go pro.

      The NFL knows talent. I disagree that his draft stock has declined this year. I’m not sure that there is a wealth of WR this year in CFB.

      I always want what is best for my Trojans. Risking injury in CFB–with or without NIL$–is not smart. I call it the Barkley amendment.

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  6. Don’t count on it, Addison is as good as gone after SC’s last game which hopefully is against Ohio St after dispensing with that irritant Georgia Bulldog squad

    Especially after viewing how Dye’s future NFL stock was adversely affected after one simple play these SC players have to know they are one injury away from securing at least a few NFL-dollars

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  7. ND is not going to be a problem for us. We have great momentum and we are trying to get to new offensive high, because we are going to need that against ND n Oregon. That should be another exciting game due to both defenses can’t stop the each other’s offense. Maybe Foreman has mentally arrived at the point he can be consistent hopefully he can be better.

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      1. They have a top ten defense [well, maybe a top 15 defense] and a bunch of great tight ends …AND…. very good offensive line play —so they won’t be easy ….but, yeah, if we play our “A” game we got this.

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      2. Their defense is rated 17th in the nation. Their opponents record so far is 67-54. But most of that was done in the first half of the season. If you take the last 7 opponents(with the exception of Clemson), their record in the last 6 games is 7-28. Add in Clemson and their record is still just 17-29 and Clemson wins on defense. They have a poor offense.
        You have to figure in one thing when you talk about USC’s defense. They play in the Pac-12 which is one of the best offensive leagues in the country. Four out of the top six rated offenses in the country are in the Pac-12 and 6 out of the top 25(SC #2, Oregon #3, Washington #5, Ucla #6, Arizona #20, Utah #25). The Pac-12 is a tough league to play defense in. If ND was in the Pac-12, their offense would be rated 8th in the Pac-12.

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  8. All the Irish have to do on offense is stay on schedule and use their tight ends. And USC is facing the best tight end in the next draft.

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    1. Rusoviet your correct. If we do win out we must be able to stop any team’s pass rush. Caleb must use quick short passes, I don’t believe our OL will be able to because they already are given up sacks against PAC12 DL, not SEC DL. Hopefully LR will be able to scheme something up where we will be able to dissect their suspect DB’S. Will have a punchers chance. I will happy if we make it That game will measure what type of player’s we need to win a NATTY. Let’s not get to far ahead of ourselves . Let’s focus on ND. One game at a time. Hopefully, Oregon won’t lay an egg in Corvallis because that tie breaker for second will be a hot mess. Fight on, wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe one.

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