Running game leading way for Trojans 

October, 14, 2012
In the victory over Washington, the USC Trojans did not have a player gain 100 yards receiving.

Think about that stat for a moment. The USC offense is the very definition of explosive plays from the passing game. This is a team with two receivers who can get that many yards in a single quarter and a quarterback who is as good as any in the country but it wasn’t the case at CenturyLink Field on Saturday.

It’s not like this completely came out of nowhere, either. The Trojans offensive attack led by quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee has seen their big-play production reduced lately as opponents have made a concerted effort to prevent them from changing a game with their abilities. As that reality has come into play, the Trojans have begun to turn more and more to the running game to provide a consistent role and the game against Washington provided the best example yet of the run game coming through.