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The Trojans have been led by Jurrell Casey in the middle, Everson Griffen off the edge and the versatile Nick Perry, who has been impressive at both defensive end and defensive tackle. After recording another 5 sacks in USC's 34-27 win this Saturday in South Bend, the Trojans now lead the nation with 4.33 sacks per game.

Sack Masters It really is hard to overstate just how impressive USC's young defensive line has been under the guidance of Jethro Franklin, who is in his second stint at USC after spending the past three years coaching in the NFL. The defensive line, which was supposed to be a question mark coming into the season, has blossomed under Franklin and has quickly become one of the most productive units...

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