Ausberry, McNeal Score TDs in USC's First Intrasquad Scrimmage|
Aug. 8, 2010
Receiver David Ausberry caught a pair of touchdown passes and tailback Curtis McNeal ran for a 30-yard TD to highlight the USC football team's first intrasquad scrimmage of 2010 fall camp on Sunday (Aug. 8) at USC.
On his scoring run, McNeal was nearly knocked down twice, but kept his balance to break away. McNeal had 57 yards on 6 carries overall.
Mustain, running the second team offense against the second team defense, completed 23-of-35 passes for 231 yards. Barkley, guiding the first team offense against the first team defense, was 9-of-15 for 127 yards. Neither quarterback threw an interception.
Tight end Jordan Cameron caught 8 passes for 96 yards.
USC's other score came on a 35-yard interception return by walk-on linebacker Alonso Augusto off of freshman quarterback Jesse Scroggins.
Wide receivers Robert Woods (56 yards) and walk-on Robbie Boyer (34 yards) each had 4 receptions, while Ronald Johnson added 3 catches for 39 yards, and both Rhett Ellison (32 yards) and Markeith Ambles (21 yards) had a pair of catches.
Linebacker Devon Kennard led the defense with 7 tackles, while safety Dion Bailey added 6 stops. A number of defenders had 4 tackles: linebackers Malcolm Smith (with a sack and deflection), Ross Cumming and Hayes Pullard, cornerbacks Nickell Robey and Brian Baucham, safety T.J. McDonald and defensive tackle DaJohn Harris.
"It was a good scrimmage, but we have a lot to work on," said Kiffin, whose team was in its first day of full pads. "To go 93 plays and have only 1 turnover, and that was by the third team, was good for the offense. But the defense has to do a better job of getting the ball out. The defense did do a good job against the run. On offense, I thought Mustain picked right up from where he left off in the spring. Cameron and Ellison made a bunch of plays and Ausberry continued to do a good job."
The Trojans open their 2010 season at Hawaii on Sept. 2.