2017 USC Trojans football team

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2017 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Pac-12 champion
Pac-12 South Division champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 12
Record11–3 (8–1 Pac-12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTee Martin (3rd as coordinator; 6th overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorClancy Pendergast (3rd as coordinator; 4th overall season)
Base defense5–2
Captain
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Capacity: 93,607)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 20 Stanford xy   7 2     9 5  
No. 16 Washington x   7 2     10 3  
Washington State   6 3     9 4  
Oregon   4 5     7 6  
California   2 7     5 7  
Oregon State   0 9     1 11  
South Division
No. 12 USC xy$   8 1     11 3  
Arizona State   6 3     7 6  
Arizona   5 4     7 6  
UCLA   4 5     6 7  
Utah   3 6     7 6  
Colorado   2 7     5 7  
Championship: USC 31, Stanford 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They were led by second-year head coach Clay Helton. They finished the season 11–3, 8–1 in Pac-12 play to be champions of the South Division. They represented the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship Game where they defeated Stanford to become Pac-12 Champions. They were invited to play in the Cotton Bowl where they were soundly defeated at the hands of Ohio State, 24–7.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
USC
Alma mater Before USC
Clay Helton Head coach 7 Houston (1994) Memphis – offensive coordinator (2009)
John Baxter Special teams coordinator, tight ends coach 6 Iowa State (1987) Michigan – special teams (2015)
Ronnie Bradford Secondary coach 2 Colorado (1995) LA Tech – defensive backs, special teams (2015)
Neil Callaway Offensive line coach 2 Alabama (1977) Western Kentucky – offensive line (2015)
Tyson Helton Quarterbacks coach, pass game coordinator 2 Houston (1999) Western Kentucky – quarterbacks, offensive coordinator (2015)
Tee Martin Offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach 6 Tennessee (2000) Kentucky – wide receivers (2011)
Deland McCullough Tailbacks coach, run game coordinator 1 Miami (OH) (1995) Indiana – tailbacks (2016)
Johnny Nansen Linebackers coach, recruiting coordinator, assistant head coach 4 Washington State (1997) Washington – special teams, running backs (2013)
Clancy Pendergast Defensive coordinator 4 Arizona (1990) San Francisco 49ers – linebackers (2015)
Kenechi Udeze Defensive line coach 3 USC (2003) Pittsburgh – asst. strength & conditioning (2014)
Ivan Lewis Strength and conditioning 4 San Diego (2003) Washington – strength & conditioning (2013)
Brett Arce Defensive assistant (DB) 2 Stony Brook (2012) Stony Brook – asst. tight ends (2015)
Austin Clark Defensive assistant (DL) 2 California (2014) California – recruiting assistant (2015)
Prentice Gill Offensive assistant (WR) 2 Old Dominion (2012) San Jose State – graduate assistant (DB) (2015)
Dane Stevens Offensive assistant (OL) 3 USC (2016) USC - student assistant coach (2016)

Roster[edit]

2017 USC Trojans Football roster

Quarterback

  • 13 Jack Sears – Freshman (6′3, 195)
  • 14 Sam DarnoldRedshirt Sophomore (6′4, 225)
  • 15 Thomas Fitts – Redshirt Sophomore (6′2, 195)
  • 16 Holden Thomas – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 195)
  • 19 Matt Fink – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 195)

Tailback

  •  7 Stephen Carr – Freshman (6′0, 210)
  • 25 Ronald Jones IIJunior (6′1, 195)
  • 26 James Toland IV – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 195)
  • 28 Aca'Cedric Ware – Junior (6′0, 195)
  • 29 Vavae MalepeaiRedshirt Freshman (6′0, 190)
  • 30 Corbin Jountti – Redshirt Senior (6′0, 205)
  • 37 Ben Easington – Freshman (5′10, 205)
  • 38 Chris Edmondson – Redshirt Freshman (5′11, 210)

Fullback

  • 47 Reuben Peters – Redshirt Junior (6′0, 225)

Wide Receiver

  •  1 Joseph Lewis IV – Freshman (6′2, 205)
  •  4 Steven MitchellRedshirt Senior (5′10, 190)
  •  6 Michael Pittman Jr.Sophomore (6′4, 210)
  •  9 Randal Grimes – Freshman (6′4, 205)
  • 10 Jalen Greene – Redshirt Junior (6′1, 200) (+QB)
  • 15 Keyshawn 'Pie' Young – Sophomore (5′11, 175) (+CB)
  • 17 Josh ImatorbhebheRedshirt Freshman (6′2, 210)
  • 21 Tyler VaughnsRedshirt Freshman (6′2, 180)
  • 23 Velus Jones Jr.Redshirt Freshman (6′0, 185)
  • 24 Jake Russell – Redshirt Sophomore (5′11, 170)
  • 36 Jack Webster – Freshman (6′0, 185)
  • 41 Milo Stewart – Redshirt Senior (5′9, 170)
  • 80 Deontay BurnettJunior (6′0, 170)
  • 81 Trevon Sidney – Redshirt Freshman (5′11, 170)
  • 85 Jackson Boyer – Redshirt Senior (6′3, 185)
  • 87 Matt Nyman – Freshman (6′2, 185)

Tight End

  • 82 Tyler Petite – Junior (6′5, 235)
  • 83 Josh Falo – Freshman (6′6, 235)
  • 84 Erik Krommenhoek – Freshman (6′5, 245)
  • 87 Alec Hursh – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 210)
  • 88 Daniel Imatorbhebhe – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 240)
  • 89 Austin Applebee – Redshirt Junior (6′6, 240)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Toa Lobendahn – OT – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 295)
  • 52 Jacob Daniel – OG – Junior (6′4, 310)
  • 54 Jalen McKenzie – OG – Freshman (6′5, 307)
  • 56 Jordan Austin – OG-OT – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 300)
  • 60 Viane Talamaivao – OG – Senior (6′2, 315)
  • 62 Brett Neilon – C – Freshman (6′2, 295)
  • 63 Roy Hemsley – OG-OT – Redshirt Sophomore (6′5, 310)
  • 64 Richie Wenzel – C – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 250)
  • 65 Frank Martin II – OG – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 310)
  • 66 Cole Smith – C – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 280)
  • 68 Alijah Vera-Tucker – OG-OT – Freshman (6′4, 300)
  • 70 Chuma Edoga – OT – Junior (6′4, 290)
  • 72 Andrew Vorhees – OT-OG – Freshman (6′6, 290)
  • 73 Austin Jackson – OT – Freshman (6′6, 290)
  • 74 Nico Falah – C-OT – Redshirt Senior (6′4, 280)
  • 76 Clayton Johnston – OT – Redshirt Sophomore (6′6, 285)
  • 77 Chris Brown – OG-OT – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 300)
  • 78 Nathan Smith – OT – Redshirt Freshman (6′6, 275)

Defensive Tackle

  • 44 Malik Dorton – Redshirt Junior (6′2, 280)
  • 51 Marlon TuipulotuFreshman (6′3, 295)
  • 78 Jay TufeleFreshman (6′3, 295)
  • 79 Connor Rossow – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 305)
  • 89 Christian Rector – Redshirt Sophomore (6′5, 275)
  • 91 Brandon Pili – Freshman (6′4, 320)
  • 93 Liam Jimmons – Redshirt Freshman (6′5, 280)
  • 94 Rasheem GreenJunior (6′5, 280)
  • 95 Kenny Bigelow Jr. – Redshirt Senior (6′3, 295)
  • 97 Jacob Lichtenstein – Freshman (6′5, 255)
  • 98 Josh Fatu – Senior (6′3, 290)

Defensive End / Outside Linebacker

  • 31 Hunter Echols – Freshman (6′5, 240)
  • 45 Porter GustinJunior (6′5, 260)
  • 49 Matt Bayle – Redshirt Sophomore (6′2, 215)
  • 53 Bryce Matthews – Freshman (6′3, 220)
  • 90 Connor Murphy – Sophomore (6′7, 255)
  • 99 Oluwole Betiku Jr. – Sophomore (6′3, 250)

Placekicker

  • 40 Chase McGrath – Freshman (6′0, 190)
  • 49 Michael Brown – Redshirt Freshman (6′2, 195)

Holder

  • 46 Wyatt Schmidt – Redshirt Junior (6′3, 210) (+K)
 

Linebacker

  • 10 John Houston Jr. – Redshirt Sophomore (6′3, 220)
  • 13 Levi Jones – Freshman (6′3, 220)
  • 34 Olajuwon Tucker – Senior (6′3, 230)
  • 35 Cameron SmithJunior (6′2, 245)
  • 41 Juliano Falaniko – Freshman (6′4, 220)
  • 42 Uchenna NwosuSenior (6′3, 235)
  • 50 Grant Moore – Redshirt Junior (6′0, 210)
  • 52 Christian Herrera – Redshirt Senior (6′1, 210)
  • 54 Tayler Katoa – Freshman (6′2, 220)
  • 56 Jordan Iosefa – Sophomore (6′2, 215)

Cornerback

  •  8 Iman MarshallJunior (6′1, 200)
  •  9 Greg Johnson – Freshman (5′11, 195)
  • 16 Dominic Davis – Junior (5′10, 180) (+TB)
  • 18 Jalen Jones – Redshirt Junior (5′8, 165)
  • 22 Je'Quari Godfrey – Freshman (6′2, 185)
  • 23 Jonathan Lockett – Senior (5′11, 180)
  • 24 Isaiah LangleyJunior (6′0, 170)
  • 25 Jack Jones – Sophomore (5′11, 170)
  • 27 Ajene Harris – Redshirt Junior (5′11, 190)
  • 30 Yoofi Quansah – Redshirt Senior (5′8, 170)

Safety

  •  2 Bubba Bolden – Freshman (6′3, 190)
  •  4 Chris Hawkins – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 185)
  •  6 Isaiah Pola-Mao – Freshman (6′4, 200)
  •  7 Marvell TellJunior (6′3, 190)
  • 14 Ykili Ross – Redshirt Sophomore (6′0, 200) (+CB)
  • 21 Jamel Cook – Redshirt Freshman (6′3, 185)
  • 26 Davonte Nunnery – Redshirt Junior (5′10, 200)
  • 28 C.J. Pollard – Redshirt Freshman (6′1, 185)
  • 31 Richard Hagestad – Redshirt Freshman (6′1, 205)
  • 37 Matt Lopes – Redshirt Senior (5′11, 195)

Long Snappers

  • 48 Damon Johnson – Freshman (6′0, 205)
  • 61 Jake Olson – Redshirt Sophomore (6′4, 210)

Punter

  • 36 Chris Tilbey – Redshirt Junior (6′5, 205)
  • 46 Reid Budrovich – Redshirt Junior (5′11, 185)
  • 47 James Bermingham Jr. – Redshirt Junior (6′4, 185)

2017 USC Football Roster (07/26/2017)

Returning starters[edit]

USC returns 26 starters in 2017, including 12 on offense, 11 on defense, and 3 on special teams.

Key departures include Justin Davis (TB – 6 games), JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – 13 games), Darreus Rogers (WR – 13 games), De'Quan Hampton (WR), Isaac Whitney (WR), Taylor McNamara (TE – 11 games), Zach Banner (OT – 11 games), Chad Wheeler (OT – 11 games), Damien Mama (OL – 12 games), Jordan Simmons (OL – 2 games), Stevie Tu'ikolovatu (DT – 12 games), Quinton Powell (LB), Michael Hutchings (ILB – 13 games), Adoree' Jackson (CB – 13 games), Leon McQuay III (S – 12 games), Zach Smith (LS – 13 games).

Other departures include Joel Foy (LB), Deion Hart (S).

Transfers[edit]

The Trojans lost 5 players due to transfer. One transfer during the 2017 season.

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Transfer to
Max Browne #4 QB 6'5 220 Junior Redshirt Sammamish, WA Pitt
Kevin Scott #53 DT 6'5 315 Junior Los Angeles, CA Arizona Western / Nevada
Khaliel Rodgers Sr. #62 OG 6'3 315 Junior Redshirt New Castle, DE North Carolina
E.J. Price #75 OT 6'6 325 Freshman Dacula, GA Kentucky
Noah Jefferson #91 DT 6'6 315 Sophomore Las Vegas, NV Arizona Western / Ole Miss
Cary Angeline #86 TE 6'6 230 Freshman Redshirt Exton, PA N.C. State

Depth chart[edit]

Projecting Depth Chart 2017

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Recruiting class[edit]

Scholarship distribution chart[edit]

redshirt year used / redshirt year eligible / * : Former walk-on

- 85 scholarships permitted, 85 currently allotted to players.

- USC can sign 15-20 players in the class of 2018 count contingent on 9 graduating SRs (Lockett and Tucker burned redshirt in 2017), NFL early entries and transfers.

Projecting Scholarship Distribution 2017

2017 NFL Draft[edit]

NFL Combine[edit]

The official list of participants for the 2017 NFL Combine was released on Wednesday (February 15), featuring USC football players OT Zach Banner, TB Justin Davis, CB Adoree’ Jackson, OG Damien Mama, WR Darreus Rogers, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, NT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu and OT Chad Wheeler.

The eight Trojans were tested at the Combine in Indianapolis beginning on February 28 through March 6.

Trojans who didn't nab an invite include S Leon McQuay III, TE Taylor McNamara, LB Michael Hutchings, LB Quinton Powell, OG Jordan Simmons, WR De'Quan Hampton, WR Isaac Whitney & LS Zach Smith. They waited until USC's Pro Day to get in front of NFL scouts

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Adoree' Jackson (Junior) Cornerback 1 18 Tennessee Titans
JuJu Smith-Schuster (Junior) Wide Receiver 2 62 (30) Pittsburgh Steelers
Zach Banner Offensive Tackle 4 137 (30) Indianapolis Colts
Leon McQuay III Safety 6 218 (35) Kansas City Chiefs
Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Defensive Tackle 7 223 (5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chad Wheeler Offensive Tackle UDFA - New York Giants
Damien Mama (Junior) Offensive Guard UDFA - Kansas City Chiefs
Darreus Rogers Wide Receiver UDFA - Seattle Seahawks
Justin Davis Tailback UDFA - Los Angeles Rams
Isaac Whitney Wide Receiver UDFA - Oakland Raiders
De'Quan Hampton Wide Receiver UDFA - Detroit Lions
Taylor McNamara Tight End UDFA - Cleveland Browns
Jordan Simmons Offensive Guard UDFA - Oakland Raiders
Quinton Powell Linebacker UDFA - New Orleans Saints
Zach Smith Long snapper UDFA - -
* : Projecting Round

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22:15 p.m.Western Michigan*No. 4P12NW 49–3161,125
September 95:30 p.m.No. 14 StanfordNo. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
FOXW 42–2477,614
September 165:30 p.m.Texas*No. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
FOXW 27–24 2OT84,714
September 2312:30 p.m.at CaliforniaNo. 5ABCW 30–2046,747
September 297:30 p.m.at No. 16 Washington StateNo. 5ESPNL 27–3033,773
October 71:00 p.m.Oregon StateNo. 14
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
P12NW 38–1060,314
October 145:00 p.m.UtahNo. 13
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ABCW 28–2772,382
October 214:30 p.m.at No. 13 Notre Dame*No. 11NBCL 14–4977,622
October 287:45 p.m.at Arizona StateNo. 21ESPNW 48–1753,446
November 47:45 p.m.No. 22 ArizonadaggerNo. 17
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ESPNW 49–3570,225
November 111:00 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 11FOXW 38–2449,337
November 185:00 p.m.UCLANo. 11
ABCW 28–2382,407
December 15:00 p.m.vs. No. 12 StanfordNo. 10ESPNW 31–2848,031
December 295:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Ohio State*No. 8ESPNL 7–2467,510

Game summaries[edit]

Western Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Broncos 7 7710 31
• Trojans 7 7728 49
Statistics Western Michigan  USC 
First downs 24 25
Plays–yards 71–357 67–521
Rushes–yards 48–263 34–232
Passing yards 94 289
Passing: comp–att–int 12–23–1 23–33–2
Time of possession 34:40 25:20
Team Category Player Statistics
Western Michigan Passing Jon Wassink 11/22, 67 yards, INT
Rushing Jamauri Bogan 15 carries, 77 yards, TD
Receiving Anton Curtis 3 receptions, 30 yards
USC  Passing Sam Darnold 23/33, 289 yards, 2 INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 18 carries, 159 yards, 3 TD
Receiving Deontay Burnett 7 receptions, 142 yards

No. 14 Stanford[edit]

1 234Total
Cardinal 7 1007 24
• Trojans 14 14014 42
  • Date: September 9
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
  • Game start: 5:40 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 77,614
  • Game weather: Scattered Clouds; 78°F; wind 6 mph W
  • Referee: Chris Coyte
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft
Statistics Stanford  USC 
First downs 16 28
Plays–yards 54–342 74–623
Rushes–yards 26–170 48–307
Passing yards 172 316
Passing: comp–att–int 15–28–0 21–26–2
Time of possession 25:25 34:35
Team Category Player Statistics
Stanford Passing Keller Chryst 15/28, 172 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Bryce Love 17 carries, 160 yards, TD
Receiving J. J. Arcega-Whiteside 4 receptions, 67 yards, TD
USC Passing Sam Darnold 21/26, 316 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 23 carries, 116 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Deontay Burnett 9 receptions, 121 yards, 2 TD

Texas[edit]

1 234OT2OTTotal
Longhorns 0 73770 24
• Trojans 0 140373 27
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
  • Game start: 5:40 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 4:01
  • Game attendance: 84,714
  • Game weather: Hazy Skies; 75°F; wind 8 mph WSW
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft
Statistics Texas  USC 
First downs 17 25
Plays–yards 75–366 88–468
Rushes–yards 35–68 37–71
Passing yards 298 397
Passing: comp–att–int 21–40–2 28–51–2
Time of possession 27:14 32:46
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Sam Ehlinger 21/40, 298 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Sam Ehlinger 19 carries, 10 yards
Receiving Collin Johnson 7 receptions, 191 yards
USC Passing Sam Darnold 28/49, 397 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 18 carries, 47 yards
Receiving Deontay Burnett 8 receptions, 123 yards, 2 TD

California[edit]

1 234Total
• Trojans 3 10017 30
Golden Bears 3 1007 20
Statistics USC  California 
First downs 22 21
Plays–yards 76–356 85–416
Rushes–yards 38–133 33–113
Passing yards 223 303
Passing: comp–att–int 26–38–1 22–52–4
Time of possession 31:00 29:00
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Sam Darnold 26/38, 223 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Stephen Carr 20 carries, 82 yards, TD
Receiving Deontay Burnett 9 receptions, 76 yards, TD
California Passing Ross Bowers 22/50, 303 yards, TD, 4 INT
Rushing Patrick Laird 15 carries, 82 yards
Receiving Kanawai Noa 6 receptions, 110 yards

No. 16 Washington State[edit]

1 234Total
Trojans 7 1037 27
Cougars 3 14310 30
Statistics USC  Washington State 
First downs 15 23
Plays–yards 58–327 81–462
Rushes–yards 29–163 30–122
Passing yards 164 340
Passing: comp–att–int 15–29–1 34–51–1
Time of possession 24:33 35:27
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Sam Darnold 15/29, 164 yards, INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 14 carries, 128 yards, TD
Receiving Tyler Vaughns 6 receptions, 89 yards
Washington State Passing Luke Falk 34/51, 340 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing James Williams 10 carries, 34 yards
Receiving Tav Martin Jr. 6 receptions, 55 yards, TD

Oregon State[edit]

1 234Total
Beavers 0 307 10
• Trojans 14 7710 38
  • Date: October 7
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
  • Game start: 1:07 p.m PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 60,314
  • Game weather: Slight Haze; 96°F; wind 3 mph WSW
  • Referee: Chris Coyte
  • TV announcers (P12N): Roxy Bernstein, Chad Brown and Lewis Johnson
Statistics Oregon State  USC 
First downs 16 26
Plays–yards 65–319 73–512
Rushes–yards 36–122 37–184
Passing yards 197 328
Passing: comp–att–int 16–29–1 24–36–1
Time of possession 29:26 30:34
Team Category Player Statistics
Oregon State Passing Darell Garretson 16/29, 197 yards, INT
Rushing Artavis Pierce 12 carries, 60 yards, TD
Receiving Seth Collins 5 receptions, 91 yards
USC Passing Sam Darnold 23/35, 316 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 12 carries, 79 yards, TD
Receiving Tyler Vaughns 5 receptions, 68 yards, TD

Utah[edit]

1 234Total
Utes 7 1406 27
• Trojans 7 0714 28
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
  • Game start: 5:14 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 72,382
  • Game weather: Hazy; 84°F; wind 4 mph WSW
  • Referee: Terry Leyden
  • TV announcers (ABC): Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay
Statistics Utah  USC 
First downs 20 30
Plays–yards 69–436 83–532
Rushes–yards 41–169 33–174
Passing yards 267 358
Passing: comp–att–int 17–28–1 27–50–0
Time of possession 33:00 27:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Utah Passing Troy Williams 16/27, 262 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Zack Moss 20 carries, 141 yards
Receiving Demari Simpkins 4 receptions, 58 yards, TD
USC Passing Sam Darnold 27/50, 358 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Ronald Jones II 17 carries, 111 yards, TD
Receiving Tyler Petite 3 receptions, 79 yards, 2 TD

No. 13 Notre Dame[edit]

1 234Total
Trojans 0 0140 14
Fighting Irish 14 14147 49
Statistics USC  Notre Dame 
First downs 18 23
Plays–yards 67–336 69–497
Rushes–yards 31–76 47–377
Passing yards 260 120
Passing: comp–att–int 25–36–1 9–22–0
Time of possession 31:36 28:24
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Sam Darnold 20/28, 229 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 12 carries, 32 yards
Receiving Deontay Burnett 8 receptions, 113 yards, TD
Notre Dame Passing Brandon Wimbush 9/19, 120 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Josh Adams 19 carries, 191 yards, 3 TD
Receiving Kevin Stepherson 3 receptions, 58 yards, TD

Arizona State[edit]

1 234Total
• Trojans 14 17710 48
Sun Devils 3 770 17
Statistics USC  Arizona State 
First downs 29 15
Plays–yards 81–607 61–357
Rushes–yards 46–341 30–79
Passing yards 266 278
Passing: comp–att–int 19–35–0 18–31–1
Time of possession 34:03 25:57
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Sam Darnold 19/35, 266 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Ronald Jones II 18 carries, 216 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Tyler Vaughns 6 receptions, 126 yards, 2 TD
Arizona State Passing Manny Wilkins 17/29, 259 yards, TD
Rushing Demario Richard 15 carries, 70 yards
Receiving Kyle Williams 7 receptions, 121 yards, TD

No. 22 Arizona[edit]

1 234Total
Wildcats 0 61415 35
• Trojans 7 14721 49
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
  • Game start: 7:51 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 70,225
  • Game weather: Mostly Clear Skies; 64°F; wind 1 mph E
  • Referee: Mark Duddy
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich
Statistics Arizona  USC 
First downs 25 30
Plays–yards 74–380 78–642
Rushes–yards 43–234 52–331
Passing yards 146 311
Passing: comp–att–int 14–31–2 20–26–1
Time of possession 26:05 33:55
Team Category Player Statistics
Arizona Passing Khalil Tate 14/31, 146 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Khalil Tate 26 carries, 161 yards, TD
Receiving Shun Brown 8 receptions, 78 yards, TD
USC Passing Sam Darnold 20/26, 311 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 27 carries, 194 yards, 3 TD
Receiving Tyler Vaughns 4 receptions, 59 yards, TD

Colorado[edit]

1 234Total
• Trojans 0 20108 38
Buffaloes 0 01410 24

USC clinches Pac-12 South Division title with the win.

Statistics USC  Colorado 
First downs 23 23
Plays–yards 72–522 83–486
Rushes–yards 38–193 34–110
Passing yards 329 376
Passing: comp–att–int 21–34–0 27–49–2
Time of possession 31:30 28:30
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Sam Darnold 21/34, 329 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Ronald Jones II 25 carries, 142 yards, TD
Receiving Deontay Burnett 6 receptions, 79 yards, TD
Colorado Passing Steven Montez 27/49, 376 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Phillip Lindsay 20 carries, 68 yards, TD
Receiving Juwann Winfree 5 receptions, 163 yards, 2 TD

UCLA[edit]

1 234Total
Bruins 7 079 23
• Trojans 14 077 28
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Game start: 5:14 p.m. PST
  • Elapsed time: 3:38
  • Game attendance: 82,407
  • Game weather: Scattered Clouds; 67°F; wind 5 mph W
  • Referee: Kevin Mar
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor
Statistics UCLA  USC 
First downs 28 24
Plays–yards 83–501 69–417
Rushes–yards 31–80 41–153
Passing yards 421 264
Passing: comp–att–int 32–52–1 17–28–1
Time of possession 30:18 29:42
Team Category Player Statistics
UCLA Passing Josh Rosen 32/52, 421 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Bo Olorunfunmi 13 carries, 56 yards
Receiving Jordan Lasley 10 receptions, 206 yards, 3 TD
USC Passing Sam Darnold 17/28, 264 yards, INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 28 carries, 122 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Steven Mitchell 4 receptions, 56 yards

Pac-12 Championship Game[edit]

2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game
1 234Total
Cardinal 0 1477 28
• Trojans 7 1077 31
Statistics Stanford  USC 
First downs 18 22
Plays–yards 60–343 67–501
Rushes–yards 38–151 43–176
Passing yards 192 325
Passing: comp–att–int 10–22–0 17–24–0
Time of possession 28:46 31:14
Team Category Player Statistics
Stanford Passing K. J. Costello 10/22, 192 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Bryce Love 22 carries, 125 yards, TD
Receiving Kaden Smith 4 receptions, 80 yards, 2 TD
USC Passing Sam Darnold 17/24, 325 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Ronald Jones II 30 carries, 140 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Michael Pittman Jr. 7 receptions, 146 yards, TD

Cotton Bowl[edit]

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
1 234Total
Trojans 0 700 7
Buckeyes 7 1700 24
Statistics USC  Ohio State 
First downs 23 13
Plays–yards 81–413 55–277
Rushes–yards 36–57 38–163
Passing yards 356 114
Passing: comp–att–int 26–45–1 11–17–0
Time of possession 34:56 25:04
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Sam Darnold 26/45, 356 yards, INT
Rushing Ronald Jones II 19 carries, 64 yards, TD
Receiving Deontay Burnett 12 receptions, 139 yards
Ohio State Passing J. T. Barrett 11/17, 114 yards
Rushing J. T. Barrett 16 carries, 66 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Marcus Baugh 4 receptions, 40 yards

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP4 (2)6455141311211715121111812
Coaches4545515131021171410109810
CFPNot released17111111108Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

As of 10/21/2017.

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 7 7 7 28 49
All opponents 7 7 7 10 31

Pac-12 opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 14 14 0 14 42
Pac-12 opponents 7 10 0 7 24

All Opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 21 21 7 42 91
Opponents 14 17 7 17 55

Offense[edit]

Defense[edit]

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, BU: Passes Broken Up, PD: Passes Defended, QBH: Quarterback Hits, FR: Fumbles Recovered, FF: Forced Fumbles, BLK: Kicks or Punts Blocked, SAF: Safeties, TD : Touchdown

Special teams[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Clay Helton - Head Coach

  • Associated Press PAC-I2 Coach of the Year : Winner
  • Dodd Trophy (Division I head coach whose team excels on the field, in the classroom and in the community) : Watchlist

Tee Martin - Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach

  • Broyles Award (Award given to honor the best assistant coach in college football) : Semifinalist

Offense[edit]

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Sophomore

Ronald Jones II - TB - Junior

Vavae Malepeai - TB - Redshirt Freshman

  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year : Watchlist

Deontay Burnett - WR - Junior

Daniel Imatorbhebhe - TE - Redshirt Sophomore

Toa Lobendahn - OT/C - Senior

  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year : Watchlist

Viane Talamaivao - OG - Senior

  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year : Watchlist

Nico Falah - C - Redshirt Senior

  • Wuerffel Trophy (college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement") : Watchlist

Defense[edit]

Rasheem Green - DT - Junior

Porter Gustin - LB - Junior

Cameron Smith - LB - Junior

Uchenna Nwosu - LB - Senior

  • Butkus Award (top linebacker in college football) : Watchlist

Iman Marshall - CB - Junior

Special Team[edit]

Chris Tilbey - P - Redshirt Junior

Jake Olson - LS - Redshirt Junior

  • Jason Witten Collegiate Man Of The Year Award (leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the field) : Semifinalist. During the season, Olson became the first blind Division I player.

AP Pre-Season All-Americans[edit]

  • First Team

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Freshman

  • Second Team

Cameron Smith - ILB - Sophomore
Iman Marshall - CB - Sophomore

College Sports Madness All-American Team[edit]

All-Pac-12 Individual Awards[edit]

PAC-12 All-Conference Team[edit]

  • First Team

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Sophomore
Ronald Jones II - TB - Junior
Rasheem Green - DT - Junior
Uchenna Nwosu - OLB - Senior
Cameron Smith - ILB - Junior
Marvell Tell - S - Junior
Michael Pittman Jr. - ST - Sophomore

  • Second Team

Deontay Burnett - WR - Junior
Toa Lobendahn - OT - Senior
Christian Rector - DT - Redshirt Sophomore
Matt Lopes - ST - Senior

  • Honorable Mention

Stephen Carr - TB - Freshman
Steven Mitchell - WR - Redshirt Senior
Tyler Vaughns - WR - Redshirt Freshman
Tyler Petite - TE - Junior
Chris Brown - OG - Redshirt Junior
Josh Fatu - DT - Senior
Brandon Pili - DT - Freshman
Iman Marshall - CB - Junior
Chris Hawkins - S - Redshirt Senior

PAC-12 All-Freshman Team[edit]

PAC-12 All-Academic Team[edit]

USA Today Sports Freshman All-America Team[edit]

Sporting News 2017 college football preseason All-Americans[edit]

  • First Team

Sam Darnold - QB - Redshirt Sophomore
Cameron Smith - LB - Junior

Notes[edit]

  • January 2, 2017 – Rose Bowl Final Score: USC Topples Penn State.[1]
  • January 2, 2017 – How USC Won the Rose Bowl Over Penn State.[2]
  • January 2, 2017 – Past Trojans Hyped Over Rose Bowl Win.[3]
  • January 2, 2017 – Trojans Celebrate Rose Bowl.[4]
  • January 4, 2017 – LB Cameron Smith Suspended for 1st Half of 2017 Opener.[5]
  • January 4, 2017 – USC's Sam Darnold Wins Archie Griffin Award As 2016 CFB MVP.[6]
  • January 5, 2017 – OG Jordan Simmons Denied 6th Year Of Eligibility.[7]
  • January 6, 2017 – Damien Mama Declares for the 2017 NFL Draft, Leaving USC Early.[8]
  • January 7, 2017 – 4-star 2018 WR Allen commits to USC.[9]
  • January 7, 2017 – Bubba Bolden Re-Commits To USC Football Recruiting Class of 2017.[10]
  • January 7, 2017 – JuJu Smith-Schuster Declares For 2017 NFL Draft, Leaving USC Football Early.[11]
  • January 9, 2017 – Matt Leinart Named To 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class.[12]
  • January 9, 2017 – Clay Helton Named FWAA First Year Coach of Year.[13]
  • January 9, 2017 – USC Football Has Third-Best Odds To Win 2017 National Championship.[14]
  • January 9, 2017 – USC Football Ranked High in ESPN's Way Too Early Top 25.[15]
  • January 10, 2017 – USC Football Ranks in Final AP Top 5 For First Time Since 2008.[16]
  • January 10, 2017 – 3-Star WR Marlon Williams De-Commits.[17]
  • January 11, 2017 – Trojans Welcome 2017 Early Enrollees.[18]
  • January 15, 2017 – Je’Quari Godfrey Commits To 2017 USC Football Recruiting Class.[19]
  • January 16, 2017 – Adoree’ Jackson Declares Early For 2017 NFL Draft, Leaving USC Football.[20]
  • January 16, 2017 – Jalen McKenzie Commits to 2017 USC Recruiting Class.[21]
  • January 18, 2017 – 2017 USC Football Schedule Released: No Regular Season Bye Week For Trojans.[22]
  • January 18, 2017 – C.J. Miller De-Commits From 2017 Class.[23]
  • January 20, 2017 – Juwan Burgess flips from USC to Indiana.[24]
  • January 22, 2017 – Brandon Pili Commits to the 2017 USC Football Recruiting Class.[25]
  • January 23, 2017 – Marlon Tuipulotu flips from Washington to USC.[26]
  • January 27, 2017 – Isaiah Pola-Mao Commits To 2017 USC Football Recruiting Class.[27]
  • January 29, 2017 – Khaliel Rodgers To Transfer To Iowa State.[28]
  • January 30, 2017 – USC Signing Day 2017: Announcement Schedule and TV Times.[29]
  • January 30, 2017 – DT Marlon Tuipulotu Completes Early Enrollment.[30]
  • February 1, 2017 – Levi Jones Selects USC on ESPNU's Signing Day Special.[31]
  • February 1, 2017 – Austin Jackson Selects USC Football on Signing Day.[32]
  • February 1, 2017 – Jay Tufele Selects USC Football Over Utah On Signing Day.[33]
  • February 1, 2017 – Josh Falo Selects USC Football on Signing Day 2017.[34]
  • February 1, 2017 – Joseph Lewis Selects USC Football Over Nebraska On Signing Day.[35]
  • February 1, 2017 – Greg Johnson Selects USC Football On Signing Day.[36]
  • February 4, 2017 – Terrance Lang Signs With Colorado.[37]
  • February 7, 2017 – Running Backs Coach Tommie Robinson Leaves USC Football to Join LSU.[38]
  • February 16, 2017 – USC Football Sending Eight Trojans to the 2017 NFL Combine.[39]
  • February 19, 2017 – Palaie Gaoteote Commits to USC's 2018 Recruiting Class.[40]
  • February 20, 2017 – USC Football: Sam Darnold Oddsmaker's Favorite To Win Heisman.[41]
  • February 22, 2017 – Indiana RB Coach Deland McCullough Reportedly Targeted By USC Football.[42]
  • February 22, 2017 – USC Commit Matt Corral Transferring to Long Beach Poly.[43]
  • February 22, 2017 – Deland McCullough to be Hired by USC as Running Backs Coach.[44]
  • February 24, 2017 – Manuel Allen decommits from 2018 USC recruiting class.[45]
  • March 3, 2017 – New Running Backs Coach Deland McCullough.[46]
  • March 6, 2017 – Noah Jefferson To Transfer To Arizona.[47]
  • March 11, 2017 – Kicker Chase McGrath Commits For 2017.[48]
  • April 2, 2017 – Tayler Katoa to Miss 2017 USC Football Season With Torn ACL.[49]
  • April 3, 2017 – De’Gabriel Floyd Commits to USC Football Recruiting Class of 2019.[50]
  • April 23, 2017 – Tuli Letuligasenoa Commits to USC Football's 2018 Recruiting Class.[51]
  • April 27, 2017 – Adoree’ Jackson Picked By Tennessee Titans In First Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[52]
  • April 28, 2017 – JuJu Smith-Schuster Picked By Pittsburgh Steelers In Second Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[53]
  • April 29, 2017 – Zach Banner Picked By Indianapolis Colts In 4th Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[54]
  • April 29, 2017 – Leon McQuay III Picked By Kansas City Chiefs In 6th Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[55]
  • April 29, 2017 – USC Becomes First School to Have 500 All-Time NFL Draft Picks.[56]
  • April 29, 2017 – Stevie Tu’ikolovatu Picked By Tampa Bay Buccaneers In 7th Round of 2017 NFL Draft.[57]
  • April 30, 2017 – Darreus Rogers Signs With Seattle Seahawks As Undrafted Free Agent.[58]
  • April 30, 2017 – Isaac Whitney Signs With Oakland Raiders as Undrafted Free Agent.[59]
  • April 30, 2017 – Chad Wheeler Signs With New York Giants as Undrafted Free Agent.[60]
  • April 30, 2017 – Jordan Simmons Signs With Oakland Raiders As Undrafted Free Agent.[61]
  • April 30, 2017 – Damien Mama Signs With KC Chiefs as Undrafted Free Agent.[62]
  • April 30, 2017 – Justin Davis Signs With LA Rams as Undrafted Free Agent.[63]
  • April 30, 2017 – Quinton Powell Signs With New Orleans Saints as Undrafted Free Agent.[64]
  • April 30, 2017 – De’Quan Hampton Signs With Detroit Lions As Undrafted Free Agent.[65]
  • April 30, 2017 – Taylor McNamara Signs With Cleveland Browns as Undrafted Free Agent.[66]
  • April 30, 2017 – Former ASU DT Dillon Faamatau Commits To USC Football.[67]
  • April 30, 2017 – Sam Darnold Is Consensus No. 1 Pick in 2018 NFL Mock Drafts.[68]
  • June 6, 2017 – Dillon Faamatau flips to Oklahoma.[69]

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