NCAA Football Top 25 Preview: #11 USC Trojans
USC Trojans (2015 record 8-6)
Pass yards per game: 273.5 (31st)
Rush yards per game: 176.2 (61st)
Points scored per game: 35.1 (31st)
Points allowed per game: 25.9 (57th)
The Trojans of Southern California didn’t have the season they were hoping for in 2015. An 8-6 record along with 2 home losses to Stanford made last season one to forget. A couple bright spots were QB Cody Kessler who threw for over 3,500 yards and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster who had nearly 1,500 receiving yards.
Kessler is now in the NFL but Smith-Schuster is still in SoCal. Last season RBs Ronald Jones and Justin Davis both topped 1,000 total yards, they will need more balance like that in 2016 to get back on a winning track in the Pac 12.
Notable 2016 games:
Sept. 3rd vs Alabama
Sept. 17th @ Stanford
Nov. 12 @ Washington