Big night from USC special teams 

September, 9, 2012
You won’t find a more well-rounded special teams performance than the one put together by the Trojans on Saturday night and they did it without the services of All Pac-12 placekicker Andre Heidari, who stayed home due to a knee injury.

Heidari’s replacements were walk-ons Craig McMahon for kickoffs and Alex Wood for extra points. McMahon hit three kickoffs into the end zone and didn’t allow a return past the 25-yard line. Wood – a true freshman – was successful on all six of his extra point attempts.

Kyle Negrete averaged 50-yards per punt on three punts, including a key 65-yard punt and roll that changed the field position of the game at the time. There was also good coverage play with big hits by Tony Burnett and Soma Vainuku.


Saturday, 12/20
Monday, 12/22
Tuesday, 12/23
Wednesday, 12/24
Friday, 12/26
Saturday, 12/27
Monday, 12/29
Tuesday, 12/30
Wednesday, 12/31
Thursday, 1/1
Friday, 1/2
Saturday, 1/3
Sunday, 1/4
Monday, 1/12