Cody Kessler finished the regular season with 3,505 yards passing and 36 TDs.
USC defeats Notre Dame, 49-14
Jaelen Strong caught a 46-yard touchdown pass as time expired, and Arizona State scored three TDs in the final 3:53 to defeat USC
Spring ball begins March 5.
The Trojans will play seven home games at the LA Memorial Coliseum, this fall
USATSI Gallery, Football -- 11/1/14
No. 19 USC 38, Arizona State 17 - AP Photos
Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns.
No. 11 USC vs. Washington - AP Photos
CAREER: He has 282 tackles, including 20 for losses (with 6 sacks), plus 9 deflections and 2 interceptions (1 for a TD) in his career. He has 39 career starts.
2014: The steady Pullard, USC's tackle leader 2 of the past 3 years, will start for his fourth season at inside linebacker as a senior in 2014.
2013: Pullard started for his third season at linebacker as a junior in 2013. Overall in 2013, he had a team-high 94 tackles, including 5.5 for losses of 12 yards, plus 1 interception and 6 deflections. He made the 2013 All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team. He won USC's Trojan Way Leadership Award. He was a USC captain.
He had 3 stops and an interception at Hawaii, then 5 tackles (0.5 for a loss) against Washington State. Against Boston College, he had 5 tackles (1 for a loss), then 5 tackles and 2 deflections against Utah State. He had a team-best 8 tackles and 2 deflections at Arizona State, 10 tackles against Arizona, 4 tackles (0.5 for loss) at Notre Dame and 9 tackles, with 1 for a loss, against Utah. He had 7 tackles (2 for losses) at Oregon State, 4 tackles at California, 11 tackles, forced a fumble and had a deflection against Stanford, 4 tackles at Colorado, a game-high 14 tackles (0.5 for a loss) against UCLA and 5 tackles against Fresno State.
2012: Pullard started for his second year at weakside linebacker as a sophomore in 2012. Overall in 2012 while starting all 13 games (the first 2 and the last 1 at middle linebacker and the other 10 on the weak side), he had 107 tackles (second on the team), including 8 for losses of 26 yards (with 2 sacks for minus 13 yards), plus 1 deflection, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception for a 27-yard TD. He and T.J. McDonald became the first pair of Trojans with 100-plus tackles in a season since Sammy Knight (121) and Chris Claiborne (116) in 1996 (it was also the first time since Lofa Tatupu in 2004 that any Trojan had at least 100 tackles). He made 2012 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention, All-Pac-12 honorable mention and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team.
He had 6 stops (0.5 for a loss) against Haawaii, 8 tackles (1 for a loss) against Syracuse, 7 tackles at Stanford and 4 tackles against California. He had 7 tackles and forced a fumble at Utah, had 7 tackles at Washington, had 6 tackles (with a sack) against Colorado and 4 tackles (1 for a loss) at Arizona. He had 9 tackles (1 for a loss) against Oregon, added 9 tackles (with a sack) against Arizona State, had a game-best 11 tackles (1 for a loss) with a deflection at UCLA and had a game-high 13 tackles against Notre Dame. Against Georgia Tech, he had a game-best 16 tackles (the most by a Trojan since Troy Polamalu's 20 against Utah in 2001), including 1.5 for losses.
2011: Pullard, who had an eye-opening showing in 2011 spring practice, continued his impressive play while starting all of his 2011 redshirt freshman season at weakside linebacker. Overall in 2011 while starting all 12 games, he tied for the team lead in tackles with 81, including 6.5 for losses (with 4 sacks), plus he had 2 deflections and 2 forced fumbles. He and fellow linebacker Dion Bailey were the first freshmen to lead USC in tackles since records were first kept in 1954. He made 2011 All-Pac-12 honorable mention. He made the 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American first team and YahooSports.com and Phil Steele Freshman All-American second team. He won USC's 2011 Bob Chandler Award.
He had a team-high 8 tackles (with 1.5 for losses, including 0.5 sack) against Minnesota, then a team-best 8 tackles, including a sack, and a deflection against Utah. He had 7 tackles (1 for a loss) against Syracuse, 1 tackles at Arizona State, 5 tackles against Arizona and 7 tackles and a forced fumble at California. He had a team-best 8 tackles at Notre Dame, 6 tackles against Stanford, 1 tackle at Colorado and 7 tackles against Washington. He had a game-best 14 tackles, with 2 sacks, and a forced fumble at Oregon to earn Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors, then had 9 tackles (including a sack) and a deflection against UCLA.
2010: Pullard redshirted as a freshman linebacker in 2010, his first year at USC. He was sidelined the first half of the season with a knee sprain.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team, All-L.A. City first team and All-L.A. City Division I first team as a senior linebacker, defensive back and running back at Crenshaw High in Los Angeles (Calif.). He had 66 tackles with 2 sacks, 1 interception, 1 deflection, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble on defense and had 507 yards on 63 carries (8.0 avg.) with 9 TDs and 6 receptions for 88 yards (14.7 avg.) with 1 TD on offense in 2009.
As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-L.A. City. He had 145 tackles with 26 tackles for loss and 6 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles and 1 interception on defense and had 968 rushing yards with 11 TDs and 15 receptions for 146 yards (9.7 avg.) with 3 TDs on offense in 2008.
As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-L.A. City first team. Incoming Trojan Ajene Harris also prepped at Crenshaw.
He also was on Crenshaw's basketball and track (with a best of 10.9 in the 100 meters) teams.
PERSONAL: He is a policy, planning and development major at USC. His uncle, Robert Pullard, was a pole vaulter at USC (1971-74) who finished third at the 1973 NCAA meet and fourth in 1974. He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH HAYES PULLARD