Monday, November 12, 2012
The USC 10 -- Week 11
By WeAreSC staff
Each week, the WeAreSC staff will update the rankings to reflect which USC players are making the biggest impact.
Here is the USC 10 following the 38-17 win over Arizona State:
1. Marqise Lee: The hits just keep on coming for Lee as he continues to build his reputation as one of the most dynamic players in college football. Not only did he have another big day of production, but he did it after suffering an allergic reaction prior to the game.
Senior safety T.J. McDonald finished with seven tackles and an interception against Arizona State.
2. Matt Barkley: Another week and another record for Barkley, moving into the top spot as the Pac-12 career passing yardage leader.
3. T.J. McDonald: Had an interception and helped set the tone for the defense with his physical play.
4. Wes Horton: This senior was slowed at the start of the season with injury and is now starting to look like the experienced playmaker.
5. Curtis McNeal: It was a reminder of the impact McNeal can make on the USC offense when he is a critical part of the game plan.
6. Lamar Dawson: The USC defense is a lot better when Dawson, who led the team with 11 tackles, is making plays.
7. Morgan Breslin: There had been a bit of a dry patch for Breslin in the middle of the season after a hot start but he reignited things against ASU.
8. Leonard Williams: It’s time to recognize that Williams is making the transition from a talented freshman to impact player.
9. Nickell Robey: Robey is still the best cover corner on the USC roster, and he showcased that against the Sun Devils.
10. Robert Woods: It wasn’t so much his impact, it was his lack of impact last week that was noticeable. The Trojans will need big games from Woods if they hope to finish the season off right.