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USC Trojans (Pac-12 South)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 11-3 | Second-order wins (diff.): 10.4 (-0.6) | S&P+ Rk: 26
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Western Michigan 74 49-31 W 100% 30.9 93% 91% 71%
9-Sep Stanford 32 42-24 W 96% 16.1 82% 89% 50%
16-Sep Texas 50 27-24 W 83% 8.6 70% 54% 65%
23-Sep at California 87 30-20 W 59% 2.2 54% 49% 56%
29-Sep at Washington State 39 27-30 L 75% 6.3 65% 58% 59%
7-Oct Oregon State 127 38-10 W 100% 27.2 88% 88% 74%
14-Oct Utah 33 28-27 W 73% 5.5 64% 67% 50%
21-Oct at Notre Dame 13 14-49 L 0% -27.9 10% 33% 7%
28-Oct at Arizona State 81 48-17 W 100% 26.5 89% 83% 78%
4-Nov Arizona 48 49-35 W 98% 19.7 87% 90% 42%
11-Nov at Colorado 93 38-24 W 95% 14.9 79% 80% 51%
18-Nov UCLA 77 28-23 W 68% 4.4 58% 65% 49%
1-Dec vs. Stanford 32 31-28 W 55% 1.1 53% 70% 32%
29-Dec vs. Ohio State 2 7-24 L 36% -3.4 42% 19% 70%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 35.0 16 26.7 55
Points Per Game 35.1 35 28.2 64
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 46.6% 12 38.6% 39 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.26 25 1.18 75 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 29.7 64 28.8 49 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.17 92 4.08 33 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 5.2 23 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-2.58
ACTUAL -2 80
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 109.8 42 106.0 47 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 45.9% 31 44.4% 91 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.97 37 0.93 72 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 107.6 38 96.5 82 100.0
Opportunity Rate 40.2% 46 41.1% 102 38.5%
Power Success Rate 68.0% 60 60.0% 19 67.7%
Stuff Rate 19.5% 65 15.3% 113 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Ronald Jones II TB 6'0, 200 JR 261 1550 19 5.9 6.6 39.1% 0 (0)
Stephen Carr TB 6'0, 210 FR 65 363 3 5.6 6.2 40.0% 2 (2)
Vavae Malepeai TB 6'0, 210 FR 49 261 0 5.3 4.1 40.8% 0 (0)
Aca'Cedric Ware TB 6'0, 195 JR 49 247 1 5.0 5.8 36.7% 0 (0)
Sam Darnold QB 6'4, 220 SO 46 288 5 6.3 5.3 52.2% 12 (9)
Matt Fink QB 6'3, 190 FR 6 90 1 15.0 15.3 66.7% 1 (0)
Velus Jones Jr. WR 6'0, 190 FR 5 15 0 3.0 5.9 20.0% 0 (0)
James Toland IV TB 5'11, 195 SR 4 13 0 3.3 1.0 50.0% 0 (0)
Corbin Jountti TB 6'0, 205 SR 2 5 0 2.5 0.0 0.0% 0 (0)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 123.9 11 123.9 9 100.0
Passing Success Rate 47.3% 10 33.3% 9 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.53 41 1.49 79 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 129.1 31 141.6 8 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Sam Darnold 6'4, 220 SO 303 480 4143 26 13 63.1% 29 5.7% 7.7
Matt Fink 6'3, 190 FR 6 9 43 0 0 66.7% 1 10.0% 3.5

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Deontay Burnett WR 6'0, 170 JR 131 86 1114 9 13.0 8.5 65.6% 53.4% 27.9%
Tyler Vaughns WR 6'2, 185 FR 75 57 809 5 14.2 10.8 76.0% 60.0% 16.0%
Steven Mitchell Jr. WR 5'10, 195 SR 70 41 644 4 15.7 9.2 58.6% 52.9% 14.9%
Michael Pittman Jr. WR 6'4, 215 SO 39 23 404 2 17.6 10.4 59.0% 51.3% 8.3%
Tyler Petite TE 6'4, 250 JR 39 23 307 3 13.4 7.9 59.0% 43.6% 8.3%
Stephen Carr TB 6'0, 210 FR 21 17 188 0 11.1 9.0 81.0% 47.6% 4.5%
Ronald Jones II TB 6'0, 200 JR 17 14 187 1 13.4 11.0 82.4% 47.1% 3.6%
Jalen Greene WR 6'2, 200 JR 15 8 98 0 12.3 6.5 53.3% 46.7% 3.2%
Daniel Imatorbhebhe TE 6'3, 235 SO 14 8 144 0 18.0 10.3 57.1% 50.0% 3.0%
Velus Jones Jr. WR 6'0, 190 FR 11 6 46 0 7.7 4.2 54.5% 18.2% 2.3%
Joseph Lewis IV WR 6'2, 205 FR 7 4 39 0 9.8 5.6 57.1% 57.1% 1.5%
Aca'Cedric Ware TB 6'0, 195 JR 6 6 62 0 10.3 10.3 100.0% 66.7% 1.3%
Josh Falo TE 6'6, 235 FR 5 4 65 2 16.3 13.0 80.0% 80.0% 1.1%
Trevon Sidney WR 5'11, 170 FR 5 3 35 0 11.7 7.0 60.0% 40.0% 1.1%
Vavae Malepeai TB 6'0, 210 FR 5 3 5 0 1.7 1.0 60.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Josh Imatorbhebhe WR 6'2, 215 FR 4 2 11 0 5.5 2.8 50.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 114.3 14 113.5 24 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 51.6% 15 43.2% 36 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.13 34 1.05 64 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.16 30 3.07 84 2.92
SD Sack Rate 3.2% 25 7.8% 15 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 120.7 19 110.3 39 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 34.6% 23 30.0% 69 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.74 15 1.56 86 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.06 87 3.86 118 3.22
PD Sack Rate 6.6% 53 10.4% 16 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 118.7 27 106.5 44
Q2 S&P+ 119.7 18 126.6 15
Q3 S&P+ 117.3 27 109.1 38
Q4 S&P+ 115.0 20 100.7 59
1st Down S&P+ 118.8 19 106.6 39
2nd Down S&P+ 118.3 21 118.6 19
3rd Down S&P+ 118.7 22 111.1 36
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 59.6% 58 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 24.6% 121 35.3%
Adj. Pace -0.2 58 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 76.6% 48 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 59.5% 70 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 25.3% 129 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 17.7% 37 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 5.1% 55 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.9% 18 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.4% 71 6.5%
PD to INC 37.8% 21 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Cameron Smith ILB 6'2, 250 JR 86.0 11 (0.5) 16 1 (3) 0 32.1%
Chris Hawkins S 5'11, 190 SR 69.5 6.5 (3) 4 1 (2) 1 54.0%
Marvell Tell III S 6'2, 195 JR 63.5 2.5 (1) 2 3 (2) 0 68.2%
John Houston Jr. ILB 6'3, 210 SO 62.0 3.5 (1.5) 7 1 (4) 0 42.2%
Uchenna Nwosu OLB 6'2, 240 SR 61.0 11.5 (9.5) 8 1 (13) 0 34.7%
Ajene Harris CB 5'10, 190 JR 47.0 1.5 (0.5) 2 3 (6) 0 62.7%
Iman Marshall CB 6'1, 205 JR 42.5 1 (0) 1 0 (10) 0 64.7%
Jack Jones CB 5'11, 170 SO 35.5 0 (0) 0 4 (7) 1 79.5%
Isaiah Langley CB 6'0, 175 JR 33.5 0 (0) 0 0 (6) 0 89.2%
Rasheem Green DT 6'4, 275 JR 31.0 12.5 (10) 7 0 (4) 1 9.3%
Christian Rector DL 6'4, 275 SO 28.0 11 (7.5) 5 0 (0) 2 22.9%
Jordan Iosefa ILB 6'2, 225 SO 25.5 3 (1) 4 0 (2) 1 20.7%
Josh Fatu DT 6'2, 315 SR 25.0 8 (6) 6 0 (1) 1 11.8%
Matt Lopes S 5'11, 200 SR 23.0 1 (0) 2 0 (1) 0 66.7%
Malik Dorton DT 6'2, 280 JR 17.5 3.5 (2.5) 5 0 (5) 1 33.3%
Porter Gustin OLB 6'5, 255 JR 12.5 3 (3) 1 0 (0) 0 12.5%
Levi Jones ILB 6'3, 220 FR 12.0 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 40.0%
Ykili Ross S 6'1, 190 SO 10.0 1 (0) 1 2 (0) 0 54.5%
Brandon Pili DT 6'4, 320 FR 8.5 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 28.6%
Bubba Bolden S 6'3, 190 FR 7.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Michael Pittman Jr. WR 6'4, 215 SO 5.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Juliano Falaniko ILB 6'4, 220 FR 5.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0.0%
Liam Jimmons DL 6'4, 285 FR 3.5 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 50.0%
C.J. Pollard S 6'1, 185 FR 3.0 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 25.0%
Vavae Malepeai TB 6'0, 210 FR 3.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ -0.3 89
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.15 96
Punt Success Rate 52.6% 94
Kickoff Success Rate 69.5% 83
Punt Return Success Rate 52.4% 51
Kick Return Success Rate 57.5% 17
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Chase McGrath 6'0, 190 FR 58-59 12-17 70.6%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Reid Budrovich 5'11, 185 JR 55 41.6 3 18 20 69.1%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Chase McGrath 6'0, 190 FR 57 61.5 19 33.3% 0 3 0 0
Reid Budrovich 5'11, 185 JR 16 63.9 8 50.0% 0 0 0 0
Michael Brown 6'1, 195 FR 9 64.7 3 33.3% 0 1 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Ajene Harris 5'10, 190 JR 14 5.1 0 16 2 (1)
Jack Jones 5'11, 170 SO 4 12.0 0 0 1 (1)
Michael Pittman Jr. 6'4, 215 SO 2 44.5 1 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Velus Jones Jr. 6'0, 190 FR 31 24.5 0 0 0 (0)
Jack Jones 5'11, 170 SO 3 15.0 0 0 1 (0)
Stephen Carr 6'0, 210 FR 3 21.3 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Matt Lopes S 5'11, 200 SR 10.0 20.4
Levi Jones ILB 6'3, 220 FR 9.0 26.1
Bubba Bolden S 6'3, 190 FR 7.5 1.5 22.5
Juliano Falaniko ILB 6'4, 220 FR 4.5 19.6
Michael Pittman Jr. WR 6'4, 215 SO 4.5 5.5 25.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics