The Trojans played without the services of sophomore cornerback Kevon Seymour for the bulk of the 47-29 win over the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday night in Boulder. Seymour left the game on the very first drive with a chest contusion and never returned.
According to interim head coach Ed Orgeron, Seymour’s status for Saturday vs. the UCLA Bruins is ‘questionable’, though he remains hopeful that he’ll play.
And of course, it is pivotal for the Trojans that Seymour plays.
Without Seymour against Colorado, it was the much maligned Torin Harris that got the call opposite of Josh Shaw, and the Buffaloes weren’t afraid to target Harris early and often.
Colorado receiver Nelson Spurce’s 38-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter came against Harris, who has been a major liability in the USC secondary since returning from the injury that cost him the bulk of the 2011 season.
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley looks to be the best quarterback that USC will have faced all year along, and he’s in the best form of his brief career to date. In Novemeber alone, Hundley is completing 69.7 percent of his passes, and sports a stellar 8-to-1 touchdowns to interceptions ratio.
If Seymour is limited at all, it’s likely that UCLA will target Torin Harris, in addition to Ryan Dillard, who could get some time as a substitute.