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USC-Oregon State Report Card

USC-Oregon State Report Card

QUARTERBACK

JT Daniels had two beautiful throws, including one where Michael Pittman dropped it after getting hit hard. But otherwise he had three passes tipped; was slow in the pocket and looked like usually does with long stretches of unmemorable play. But Clay Helton will play him over Jack Sears at all costs.

Grade: D+

RUNNING BACKS

If Aca'Cedric Ware could play like he did against Arizona and Oregon State every week, he would be a nationally known player. But USC does not play Arizona and Oregon State every week.

Grade: B+

OFFENSIVE LINE

Oregon State's run defense is ranked No. 125 nationally and looked worse than that. So the USC offensive line batp on an easy target. Who has a longer leash on their starting spot? JT Daniels or Toa Lobendahn?

Grade: B+

DEFENSIVE LINE

Life is good when you play against a poor offensive line. Too bad USC doesn't look like this against good teams.

Grade: B+

LINEBACKER

The return of Cameron Smith meant what exactly? I didn't notice a difference.

Grade: C+

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Iman Marshall had another pass intereference penalty and yet I see on twitter that people believe he is an All-American candidate. Clay Helton said Jonathan Lockett had his best game of the season. Why hasn't he played all season?

Grade: D+

SPECIAL TEAMS

There was a long kick return for Oregon State but it's a good thing when you can't say special teams contributed to a loss.

Grade: C

COACHING

USC made the wrong decision at QB and then let Oregon State back into the game after taking a 21-0 lead. What happens if the refs didn't blow the fumble return for a TD by Oregon State with 13 minutes left? Sorry but USC looked sloppy as ever. But they play in the lousy division of a terrible conference. Go Rose Bowl!

Grade: D-

USC Practice Report

USC Practice Report

Tuesday Whispers: USC Offensive Wrinkles Came From Outside Source

Tuesday Whispers: USC Offensive Wrinkles Came From Outside Source