But this year Alabama-LSU gets a doubleheader partner — Oregon-USC also on Nov. 3. Two games of the year packaged into one day. Suspense take a bow and exit stage right. That day’s winners meet for the 15th BCS title, right? One-stop shopping before Veterans Day.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley did not take his poor performance in Sunday’s scrimmage lightly.“After the game, I felt sick, I really did,” the senior said Monday. “I just felt terrible, like we lost the Rose Bowl or something.”
McDonald, who will be a captain this season, said the defenders’ play was a direct result of repetitive requests from the Trojans’ coaches to focus on playmaking. “The higher the turnover ratio, the better the team,” McDonald said on Sunday. “That’s one thing we’ve been trying to enforce: get turnovers.”