USC-San Jose State

(Sort of) live blogging from the USC-San Jose State game.  Viewed from the comfort of my blisteringly hot apartment.

There won’t be any posts from the first quarter because I didn’t have my computer, but it wasn’t pretty.  San Jose State leads the game 3-0.  A quick observation from the first quarter:  San Jose State players wear garbage bags on their heads when on the sideline.  Their athletic budget must have been cut during the summer.

Anyways, on to the second quarter…

10:51- Stafon Johnson runs it up the middle from 5 yards out.  7-3 USC.  Johnson has always been my favorite of the USC stable of backs.  I will undoubtedly draft him three rounds too early in fantasy football next year.

With the first pick in the draft...

With the first pick in the draft...

Switched over to the Georgia-Okie State game.  A Cowboys coach is rubbing his belly on the sidelines.  I switch back to the USC game.

9:31- Patrick Perry picks up a first down on third-and-short.  He has quick feet and shifty hips (I’ve been reading a lot of Mel Kiper Jr. recently…)

8:23- My buddy is strumming his guitar during the game.  What’s up with that?

7:43- USC forces a fumble.  The band starts up again.  If you’re ever on campus go to a band practice.  The director sounds like Steinbrenner on Seinfeld.  It’s uncanny.



6:59- Barkley fakes a handoff and throws to an open Damian Williams.  Hopefully the new coordinator starts to trust Barkley a bit.

6:20- Damian Williams takes a screen down to the 6.  He’s the best receiver in the country not named Dez Bryant.

Damian Williams

Damian Williams

5:15- Johnson scores on another short run.  14-3 USC.  I’ll be taking him 5 rounds too early now.

Matt Millen is a commentator for ABC now.  I expect the ABC network to fold within the hour.

4:48- Johnson mumbles something unitelligible into the camera.  His ascent up my draft board is stalling.

4:02- 3rd-and-11 for San Jose State.  Not the position they want to be in.  Sacked for a 9-yard loss.

2:49- Allen Bradford finds a crease in the defense and runs it in from the 44.  21-3 USC.  The Trojans are starting to overpower San Jose State.

2:23- Spartans QB Kyle Reed has sat out the last few series.  He took a big shot in the first quarter.  The new guy, Jordan LaSecla, is probably hoping the training staff finds Reed some advil quick.

He could use some Tough Actin Tinactin too

He could use some Tough Actin' Tinactin too

0:55- 17-yard completion to Damian Williams.  He’s been wide open on every one of his receptions.

0:43- Havili hurdles a defender en route to a 7-yard gain.  He could start at tailback for a lot of programs.

1st and goal at the 10.  It’ll be interesting to see if the coaching staff puts the ball in Barkley’s hands.

0:34- Fade to Williams in the endzone.  Incomplete.  Nice throw by Barkley.

0:28- Pitch to McKnight.  He easily gets to the corner.  28-3 USC.

Halftime stats:

Matt Barkley 8/11 137 12.5 0 0
Joe McKnight 10 62 6.2 1 22
Allen Bradford 3 53 17.7 1 43
Stafon Johnson 6 27 4.5 2 9
Stanley Havili 2 10 5.0 0 7
Matt Barkley 2 -5 -2.5 0 1
Damian Williams 3 67 22.3 0 33
David Ausberry 2 37 18.5 0 27
Anthony McCoy 2 20 10.0 0 22
Stanley Havili 1 13 13.0 0 13

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