Published: Sun, September 03, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

3 things we learned from the Trojans' win over Western Michigan

3 things we learned from the Trojans' win over Western Michigan

The Trojans have their top rusher back as well, and Ronald Jones II won't have to split carries this season with Justin Davis, now with the Los Angeles Rams. Joining the Trojans on a special scholarship last season after playing football at Orange Lutheran, Olson hoped to snap for USC in a competitive game at some point in his collegiate career.

USC took the lead midway through the fourth quarter, but then Western Michigan took the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown to knot the score at 28.

USC freshman RB Stephen Carr ran for 69 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns in a 49-31 victory over Western Michigan. On the whole, the entire USC offense looked disjointed until the fourth quarter. Crouched over the ball at the two-yard line, Olson delivered a spot-perfect snap that the USC kicker dully deposited through the uprights.

Unfortunately for the Broncos, that's when USC decided it was time to turn to its rushing attack and put the game away. Darnold, the preseason Heisman Trophy frontrunner, lofted a pass over the middle to tight end Tyler Petite, who was surrounded by three defenders.

Darnold was sacked twice in the first half, a contrast to last season when he was rarely touched.

Pac-12 favorite USC is on serious upset watch at home against defending MAC champion Western Michigan.


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