Junior G said:
I'm going to see this n*gga Mayo play Thursday....
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Daniel Hackett scored 21 points and heralded freshman O.J. Mayo added 16 points, seven rebounds and five a.ssists to lead Southern California to a 74-47 win over The Citadel on Thursday night.
The Trojans (1-1) never trailed as they bounced back from a shocking loss to Mercer to open the season.
Hackett, who missed the opener because of a broken jaw, buried his first shot, a 3-pointer. Demetrius Nelson hit two free throws on the next possession for the Bulldogs (1-2), who then went cold.
USC would score the next 19 points to take a 22-2 lead with eight minutes left in the half. The Trojans shot 60 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, while the Bulldogs made just seven of their 27 shots.
The Trojans led by 15 at halftime and the 27-point final margin matched their biggest lead of the game.
USC finished the game shooting 56.6 percent (30-of-53) from the field and made six of their 13 3-pointers. USC outrebounded the Bulldogs 42-28 and had 40 points in the paint, compared to 22 for The Citadel.
The Bulldogs shot 32.1 percent (18-of-56) and made just five of their 21 3-pointers.
Taj Gibson scored 13 points and had seven rebounds, while Kasey Cunningham added six points and 10 rebounds for USC.
Nelson led The Citadel with 15 points and seven rebounds, and Austin Dahn added 10 points.
USC continues its East Coast swing on Saturday at South Carolina.[/COLOR]
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NFL Trojans Recap - Week 10 (from Nicole Graf)
A quick recap of how former Trojans performed in Week 10 of the NFL.
Former Trojans on Defense:
Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle, Mike Patterson had 6 tackles, 1 sack, and a forced fumble while fellow Trojan and Eagles teammate, LaJuan Ramsey got his first tackle of the season as Philadelphia beat Washington 33-25.
In his 13th season in the league, Cleveland Browns Linebacker, Willie McGinest had 2 tackles. The Steelers’ Troy Polamalu raked up 4 total tackles in Pittsburgh’s 28-31 victory over Cleveland.
Kenechi Udeze had 1 tackle as Minnesota fell to Green Bay 34-0.
Shaun Cody of the Detroit Lions finished the day with 2 total tackles.
Jacksonville’s Sammy Knight brought in 4 total tackles in their defeat over Tennessee.
On Monday Night Football, Seahawks Linebacker, Lofa Tatupu had 6 total tackles as Seattle dominated San Francisco in a 24-0 shutout.
Frostee Rucker of the Cincinnati Bengals improved his stats with 3 tackles and a forced fumble in their win over Baltimore.
Former Trojans on Offense:
LenDale White was held to 8 carries in 12 yards and 1 catch for 5 yards as Tennessee picked up their third loss of the season. White left the game midway through the third quarter after a 6-yard run. He hobbled off the field after the play with an injury to his knee. He should be ready to play next week.
Reggie Bush counted for 5 catches in 27 yards and 7 carries for 17 yards, scoring the first touchdown of the game. Bush’s teammate and another former Trojan, Billy Miller had 1 reception for 1 yard and 1 touchdown. Reggie scored a 2-point conversion pulling New Orleans within 8 points with 32 seconds left; however, the Saints fell short, ending their four game win streak with a 37-29 loss to St. Louis.
Carolina Panther’s Wide Receiver, Dwayne Jarrett, finally saw some playing time with 2 receptions for 28 yards, with his longest gain of the day being for 22 yards.
Cincinnati Bengals’ Quarterback, Carson Palmer, completed 23 of his 34 attempts for 271 yards in their 21-7 victory over the Ravens.
In his second straight start, Justin Fargas of the Oakland Raiders played nearly the entire game picking up 81 yards in 23 carries and 5 catches for 23 yards.
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
There is a key match-up between the undefeated New England Patriots with Junior Seau and Matt Cassel and the Buffalo Bills.
Justin Fargas and the Oakland Raiders will take on Kenechi Udeze and Minnesota Vikings.
A short guide to other former Trojans around the league.
San Francisco 49er’s:
Darnell Bing – Safety (Practice Squad)
Chris McFoy – Wide Receiver (Practice Squad)
David Kirtman – Fullback (Practice Squad)
Kyle Williams – Tackle (Practice Squad)
Matt Leinart – Quarterback (Injured Reserve)
Deuce Lutui – Guard
St. Louis Rams:
Dominique Byrd – Tight End
Fred Matua – Guard (Practice Squad)
New York Giants:
Steve Smith – Wide Receiver (Injured)
Manny Wright – Defensive Tackle
Winston Justice – Tackle
New England Patriots:
Oscar Lua – Linebacker (Injured Reserve)
Green Bay Packers:
Ryan Powdrell – Fullback (Injured Reserve)
Keary Colbert – Wide Receiver
Ryan Kalil – Guard
Brian Kelly – Cornerback
Spring is a long time ago for Ausberry
By MARK SAXON
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
LOS ANGELES - David Ausberry might have been the most dominant Trojans receiver in spring and fall camps. He caught as many superlatives from USC coaches as he did passes from USC quarterbacks.
So far, most of Ausberry's glory has come on the practice field.
He started and caught five passes in USC's season opener against Idaho, but he lost his starting job shortly thereafter and has caught no more than three balls in any game since.
"It's a little frustrating. It would be for anybody," Ausberry said. "I'm not going to sit here and cry about it. I'm going to go out there and make every opportunity count."
Ausberry said he needs to regain the mental edge that allowed him to occasionally dominate defensive backs in scrimmages and drills.
When he gets the ball, it is often on a short route near the sideline. He has caught just two passes for 22 yards in the Trojans past two games.
"I have to go out there and not get covered, be (ticked) off like I was during spring minicamp, basically just have a different attitude," Ausberry said. "I'm going to go out there and try to manhandle everybody."
Vidal Hazelton's emergence forced Patrick Turner to return to the split end position, shuffling Ausberry down the depth chart. Coach Pete Carroll said he remains convinced Ausberry, a redshirt freshman, will make his impact on the program before he's done.
"Other guys have just kind of taken a step ahead of him," Carroll said.
Defensive tackle Fili Moala is widely considered one of the most underrated players on USC's defense, but the junior from Buena Park said he has been disappointed with his play this year.
"I just feel I should be making more plays, more tackles, more sacks," Moala said. "I'm more than capable of doing that. I'm just having a lull this year, I guess."
Moala plays a largely glamour-less job, because he takes on multiple blockers in the interior of the line. He is not among USC's top 10 tacklers, but he already has popped up onto some NFL draft projections.
Junior linebackers Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing have already said they will return next year. Moala said he hasn't made up his mind, but that he "more than likely" will come back.
"I'm just leaving my options open," Moala said. "I'm sure everyone on this field has been playing football for years, to play pro has always been the dream and goal."
Carroll now is confident that All-America left tackle Sam Baker (hamstring) will play against Arizona State next Thursday, but he is unsure about linebacker Keith Rivers (ankle). …
Three of the a.ssistant coaches left for recruiting trips immediately after practice, while Carroll was hoping to catch two games in the Los Angeles area Thursday night. The Trojans are already scouting players for the 2009 freshman class. Carroll's son, tight ends coach Brennan Carroll, took over this year as recruiting coordinator from Lane Kiffin, now the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
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