Scout Premium Content

Trojans must swallow some pride

T.J. McDonald

The Trojans drew a flag eight times in their season opener against Hawaii and the downhill slide has only become steeper as the season continues. Now the most penalized team in college football, the Trojans have worked to identify the root of the problem and know they'll be run off the field if the penalties persist against Oregon...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Nine weeks into the season and eight games into the schedule, at least one Trojan finally thinks he's figured out the cause of USC's penalty problem. "Too much pride," receiver Robert Woods said frankly after practice on Tuesday. He may be on to something. The Trojans are ranked last in the FBS when it comes to penalties, drawing the most penalties per game and giving up...

USCFootball.com Recommended Stories


  • The Trojans visit the Utes in a surprise battle of ranked foes jockeying for position in the Pac-12 South race.

  • As the season rolls on recruiting is heating up for the Trojans. This week in the War Room we have the inside scoop or which prospects this USC staff are after, including a diamond in the rough…

  • One of the reasons a USC team can go to Utah feeling like it can take on the 19th-ranked Utes in their biggest-ever Pac-12 game in history is the Trojans have had freshmen like Toa Lobendahn and JuJu…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner posts his big-name players to watch as they heal at the last minute before the games begin on Sunday. Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (pictured…

  • Highly opinionated previews of every game. Are you ready for some insider info?

Up Next


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The USC Trojans travel to Tucson (Ariz.) this week to face on of the top…

Tweets