Latest Southern California Trojans football News

Hawkeyes head west to face Southern Cal in the Holiday Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EST

No. 24 USC (8-4, Pac-12) vs No. 18 Iowa (9-3, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 8 p.m. ET LOCATION: San Diego TOP PLAYERS USC: QB Kedon Slovis, 3,242 yards passing, 28 TDs, nine INTs. Iowa: QB Nate Stanley, 2,738 yards passing, 14 TDs, 7 INTs. NOTABLE USC: The Trojans, whose biggest win came over Pac-12 South winner Utah,...

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

Dec. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has decided to retain Clay Helton, extending the head coach’s improbable 4 ½-year tenure atop the West Coast’s winningest college football program. New athletic director Mike Bohn announced the decision four days after the No. 24 Trojans (8-4, 7-2...

Slovis throws for record 515 yards, USC holds off UCLA 52-35

Nov. 23, 2019 9:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kedon Slovis didn’t grow up in the Los Angeles area, and Southern California’s rivalry with UCLA doesn’t yet loom as large for him it does for his fellow Trojans and Bruins playing against lifelong friends for yearlong bragging rights. When USC’s freshman...

Kelly’s UCLA looks for repeat in crosstown showdown with USC

Nov. 22, 2019 11:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Chip Kelly’s tenure at UCLA has been pretty rough so far, the Bruins’ win over Southern California last November was a thing of beauty for his players and alumni. In the ensuing year, the Bruins have made the most of their biggest achievement under Kelly, the...

USC WR Pittman driven by TD drop against UCLA

Nov. 21, 2019 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Pittman Jr. wants to be perfect, and the Southern California wide receiver has come close in his senior season. Pittman has 82 receptions for 1,118 yards, ranking third in the FBS in both categories, and is a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s...

Slovis’ 4 TD passes lead USC past California 41-17

Nov. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The matchup between Southern California’s dynamic passing game and California’s stingy pass defense was a mismatch and so was the game between the Trojans and Golden Bears. Kedon Slovis had his third 400-yard passing game in the past four weeks and threw four touchdown...

California LB Evan Tattersall taken off field on stretcher

Nov. 17, 2019 12:51 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Tattersall was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital after being hit in the head on kickoff coverage. Tattersall was running down on coverage Saturday night when Southern California linebacker Juliano Falaniko appeared to lower his...

USC’s passing game looking to test stingy Cal secondary

Nov. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For a team that has historically produced a bevy of talented, top-tier running backs, USC has had a lot of success this season throwing the ball. The Trojans have the second-most prolific passing game in the Pac-12, and freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis has had multiple touchdown...

UCLA’s hopes for South title still alive facing No. 8 Utah

Nov. 14, 2019 12:15 PM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA at No. 8 Utah. Strange as it sounds, the Bruins could throw a giant wrench into the Pac-12’s hopes of returning to the College Football Playoff by pulling an unlikely upset in Salt Lake City. Utah holds a one-game lead...

USC holds on to beat Arizona State 31-26

Nov. 9, 2019 8:45 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Christian Rector saw a receiver break free off the edge and slipped into coverage. Realizing the ball was coming his way, he stuck his hand up, tipped it to himself and made a diving interception. With one nimble play, Southern California's 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman halted...