No. 9 USC Football Heads East To Face Boston College|
Sept. 7, 2014
Steve Sarkisian, utilizes an up-tempo no huddle offense led by on-the-rise QB Cody Kessler (already No. 13 on USC’s career passing list), TB Javorius Allen (the Pac-12’s No. 2 rusher who has 2 consecutive 100-yard ground games and now is a 1,000-yard career runner) and WR Nelson Agholor, coming off a career-best outing for receptions. The stout Trojan defense, which is in the national Top 15 in interceptions, turnover margin, scoring defense and red zone defense, is led by All-American DE Leonard Williams, 2-time season tackle leader ILB Hayes Pullard and 2013 Freshman All-American S Su’a Cravens. USC, which has yet to suit up more than 60 recruited scholarship players in 2014 because of NCAA-mandated scholarship limitations, uses a number of true freshmen, including 3-way CB-WR Adoree’ Jackson and starting OGs Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama. Boston College, in the midst of a 4-game homestand, dropped its ACC opener last week to Pittsburgh after starting its 2014 slate with a victory over in-state rival Massachusetts. Head coach Steve Addazio’s squad, which returned just 9 starters from 2013 (only 3 on offense), is led on offense by dual threat QB Tyler Murphy, a Florida transfer who against UMass became the first BC signalcaller since the 1980s to run for 100 yards in a game. RBs Tyler Rouse and Myles Willis supplement a ground attack that is 25th nationally, while WRs Dan Crimmins and ex-quarterback Josh Bordner are the top pass catchers. LBs Sean Duggan and Josh Keyes help lead the Eagles’ defense. Following the trip to Boston College, the Trojans return to the Coliseum on Sept. 23 to take on Pac-12 rival Oregon State. For tickets, click HERE or call 213-740-GOSC and press #3.