LOS ANGELES — No. 9 USC was once more severely short-handed in Saturday night time’s sport towards Cal.
For the second straight sport, receivers Jordan Addison and Mario Williams and linebackers Eric Gentry and Ralen Goforth have been in avenue garments on the sidelines. In the meantime, beginning left sort out Bobby Haskins didn’t play within the opening quarter after leaving final week’s win over Arizona with a shoulder damage.
Addison injured his leg late within the Trojans’ Week 7 loss to Utah and has not performed since, although he has returned to some work in observe. Williams was a late scratch final week towards Arizona with an undisclosed damage and was once more not accessible for USC after being described as a game-time determination by head coach Lincoln Riley on Thursday.
Tahj Washington and Michael Jackson III began at receiver of their place.
Redshirt freshman Mason Murphy began in Haskins’ place on the blindside after beginning at proper sort out this week. Beginning left guard Andrew Vorhees was again after a one-week absence, permitting Justin Dedich to modify again to the correct facet and Jonah Monheim to slip again out to proper sort out.
Gentry (ankle) and Goforth (hand) left USC with few accessible choices at linebacker. The injured Shane Lee (hand) began, as standard, and was joined by Tuasivi Nomura for the second straight week.
USC additionally made some non-injury-related adjustments to the beginning protection, with Bryson Shaw beginning at security over Max Williams after Shaw gained Pac-12 defensive participant of the week honors.
As a part of homecoming festivities for Saturday’s sport, former USC head coach John Robinson was honored on the Coliseum discipline throughout a timeout within the first quarter. As his resume, which incorporates the 1978 nationwide title and 4 Rose Bowl wins, was learn, Robinson waved on the crowd as he was proven on the massive board.