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The 2015 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. USC played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. On November 30, 2015, Clay Helton was named USC's permanent head coach.

2015 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Pac-12 South Division co-champion[1]
Holiday Bowl, L 21–23 vs. Wisconsin
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2015 record8–6 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coachSteve Sarkisian (2nd as HC, 7th overall; first 5 games, fired 10/12)
Clay Helton (1st as HC, 5th overall)
Co-offensive coordinatorClay Helton (3rd as OC; 5th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorTee Martin (1st as OC, 4th overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJustin Wilcox (2nd season)
Base defense3–4 multiple
Captain
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Capacity: 93,607)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
USC
Alma mater Before USC
Clay Helton Head Coach 5 Houston (1994) Memphis – OC Coordinator (2009)
Tee Martin Offensive coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach / Pass Game Coordinator 4 Tennessee (2000) Kentucky – WR Coach (2011)
Johnny Nansen Tailbacks Coach / Special Teams Coach / Assistant Head Coach 2 Washington State (1997) Washington – ST Coordinator / RB Coach (2013)
Peter Sirmon Linebackers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator / Associate Head Coach Defense 2 Oregon (1999) Washington – LB Coach (2013)
Marques Tuiasosopo Quarterbacks Coach / Associate Head Coach Offense 2 Washington (2001) Washington – QB Coach (2013)
Lenny Vandermade Tight Ends Coach 1 USC (2003) San Diego – TE Coach (2015)
Ivan Lewis Strength and Conditioning 2 San Diego (2003) Washington – Strength and Conditioning (2013)
Mike Goff Offensive Line Coach 1 Iowa (1998) Hilltop High School – Assistant Coach (2014)
Kenechi Udeze Defensive Line Coach / Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 1 USC (2004) PITT – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2015)
Ricky Brown Linebackers Coach 1 Boston College (2006) Baltimore Ravens – LB (Player) (2012)
Patrick Henderson Safeties Coach 1 Oregon State (2010) Contra Costa College – DB Coach / Defensive Coordinator (2013)
Drew Pearson Cornerbacks Coach 1 Utah State (2008) Child and Family Specialist at Five Acres in Altadena, California (2008–2014)
Mike Tuiasosopo Defensive Line Coach 1 University of the Pacific (1991) UCLA – OLB Coach (2015)
Jaron Fairman Offensive Assistant 2 Fresno State (2007) Crespi Carmelite High School – WR Coach / ST Coordinator (2013)

RosterEdit

2015 USC Trojans Football

Quarterback

Tailback

  • 16 Dominic Davis – Freshman (5'10, 175) (+WR)*
  • 22 Justin DavisJunior (6'1, 195)
  • 23 Tre Madden  Senior (6'1, 225)
  • 24 Stefan Smith –   Freshman (6'0, 195)
  • 25 Ronald Jones IIFreshman (6'0, 185) *
  • 26 James Toland IV –   Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 27 Lance Mudd – Sophomore (6'1, 200)
  • 28 Aca'Cedric Ware – Freshman (6'0, 200) *

Fullback

  • 31 Soma Vainuku –   Senior (6'0, 255)
  • 38 Jahleel Pinner – Senior (5'11, 240)

Wide receiver

  •  1 Darreus Rogers – Junior (6'1, 215)
  •  7 Steven Mitchell Jr. –   Sophomore (5'10, 190)
  •  9 Juju Smith-SchusterSophomore (6'2, 215)
  • 10 Jalen Greene –   Freshman (6'1, 195) (+QB)
  • 15 Isaac Whitney –   Junior (6'3, 205) *
  • 18 Ajene Harris – Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 29 Christian Tober –   Junior (5'8, 175)
  • 34 Yoofi Quansah – Sophomore (5'8, 165)
  • 41 Bo St. Geme – Freshman (6'0, 170)
  • 44 Jake Russell – Freshman (5'11, 170)
  • 80 Deontay BurnettFreshman (6'0, 170) (Blueshirt)
  • 83 George Katrib – Senior (6'0, 185)
  • 84 Jackson Boyer –   Sophomore (6'3, 195)
  • 85 David Mellstrom –   Senior (6'0, 180)
  • 86 Robby Kolanz –   Junior (5'10, 175)
  • 89 De'Quan Hampton – Junior (6'4, 220) *

Tight end

  • 47 Cyrus Hobbi –   Senior (6'3, 245)
  • 48 Taylor McNamara  Junior (6'5, 245) (Blueshirt)
  • 49 Daniel Imatorbhebhe – Freshman (6'4, 225) (Blueshirt)
  • 81 Conner Spears –   Sophomore (6'6, 245)
  • 82 Tyler Petite – Freshman (6'6, 235)
  • 87 Caleb WilsonFreshman (6'5, 225) *
 

Offensive lineman

  • 50 Toa Lobendahn – OG-OT – Sophomore (6'3, 290)
  • 51 Damien Mama – OG – Sophomore (6'4, 355)
  • 56 Jordan Austin – OT –   Freshman (6'5, 280)
  • 60 Viane Talamaivao – OG – Sophomore (6'2, 320)
  • 62 Khaliel Rodgers – C –   Sophomore (6'3, 305)
  • 63 Roy Hemsley – OT-OG – Freshman (6'5, 315) *
  • 64 Richie Wenzel – C –   Freshman (6'1, 265)
  • 65 Erick Jepsen – OG –   Senior (6'1, 285)
  • 66 Cole Smith – C – Freshman (6'4, 280) *
  • 70 Chuma Edoga – OT – Freshman (6'4, 280) *
  • 72 Chad Wheeler – OT –   Junior (6'7, 280)
  • 73 Zach Banner – OT –   Junior (6'9, 360)
  • 74 Nico Falah – OT –   Sophomore (6'4, 285)
  • 75 Max Tuerk – C – Senior (6'6, 285)
  • 76 Clayton Johnston – OT – Freshman (6'6, 290) (Blueshirt)
  • 77 Chris Brown – OG –   Freshman (6'5, 295)

Defensive tackle

  • 52 Delvon Simmons –   Senior (6'5, 295)
  • 53 Kevin Scott – Freshman (6'5, 315) (+DE) *
  • 68 Jordan Simmons  Junior (6'4, 325) (+OG)
  • 79 Jeff Miller –   Junior (6'1, 240)
  • 91 Noah Jefferson – Freshman (6'6, 330) *
  • 92 Jacob Daniel – Freshman (6'4, 325) *
  • 95 Kenny Bigelow Jr. –   Sophomore (6'3, 290)
  • 98 Cody Temple –   Senior (6'2, 300)
  • 99 Antwaun Woods  Senior (6'1, 320)

Defensive end

  • 44 Malik Dorton –   Freshman (6'2, 275)
  • 89 Christian Rector – Freshman (6'5, 260) *
  • 90 Claude Pelon –   Senior (6'4, 300)
  • 93 Greg Townsend Jr. –   Senior (6'3, 275)
  • 94 Rasheem GreenFreshman (6'5, 285) (+DT) *

Placekicker

  • 36 Matt Boermeester –   Sophomore (6'0, 180)
  • 39 Alex Wood –   Junior (5'10, 175)
  • 46 Wyatt Schmidt –   Freshman (6'3, 215)

Punter

  • 17 Kris Albarado –   Senior (5'10, 195)
  • 36 Chris Tilbey – Sophomore (6'5, 220)
  • 46 Reid Budrovich –   Freshman (5'11, 185)
 

Linebacker

  • 10 John Houston Jr. – OLB – Freshman (6'3, 220) *
  • 18 Quinton Powell – OLB – Junior (6'2, 205)
  • 19 Michael Hutchings – ILB – Junior (6'1, 225)
  • 21 Su'a Cravens – OLB – Junior (6'1, 225)
  • 34 Olajuwon Tucker – ILB – Sophomore (6'3, 235)
  • 35 Cameron Smith – ILB – Freshman (6'2, 245) *
  • 40 Jabari Ruffin – OLB –   Junior (6'3, 245)
  • 42 Uchenna Nwosu – OLB – Sophomore (6'3, 210)
  • 45 Porter Gustin – OLB – Freshman (6'5, 250) (+TE) *
  • 47 Scott Felix – OLB –   Junior (6'2, 240)
  • 49 Matt Bayle – OLB – Freshman (6'2, 215)
  • 50 Grant Moore – OLB –   Freshman (6'0, 220)
  • 51 Joel Foy – ILB –   Sophomore (6'1, 225)
  • 54 Reuben Peters – ILB –   Freshman (6'0, 225)
  • 55 Lamar Dawson – ILB –   Senior (6'1, 230)
  • 56 Anthony Sarao – ILB –   Senior (6'0, 235)
  • 58 Osa Masina – ILB – Freshman (6'4, 245) (+TE) *
  • 59 Don Hill – OLB –   Freshman (6'2, 245)
  • 97 Wyatt Vinci – OLB –   Junior (6'2, 235)

Cornerback

  •  2 Adoree' JacksonSophomore (5'11, 185) (+WR & RET)
  •  8 Iman MarshallFreshman (6'2, 200) *
  • 13 Kevon Seymour – Senior (6'0, 185)
  • 14 Isaiah Langley – Freshman (6'0, 165) (+WR) *
  • 23 Jonathan Lockett – Sophomore (5'11, 180)
  • 28 Ryan Dillard – Senior (5'9, 190)
  • 29 Kevin Carrasco –   Sophomore (6'0, 185)
  • 38 Jalen Jones –   Freshman (5'8, 155)

Safety

  •  4 Chris Hawkins –   Sophomore (5'11, 190)
  •  7 Marvell Tell IIIFreshman (6'2, 190) *
  • 22 Leon McQuay IIIJunior (6'1, 190)
  • 24 John Plattenburg – Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 26 Davonte Nunnery –   Freshman (5'10, 205)
  • 27 Jonathan LaBonty –   Freshman (6'0, 200)
  • 30 Ykili Ross – Freshman (6'2, 185) (+CB & WR)*
  • 37 Matt Lopes –   Sophomore (5'11, 185)
  • 41 Deion Hart –   Junior (6'0, 195)

Long snappers

  • 57 Nick Schlossberg –   Junior (6'0, 205)
  • 61 Jake Olson – Freshman (6'4, 195)
  • 92 Zach Smith – Junior (6'1, 220)

  • * : 2015 USC Trojans Football Commits (09/04/2015)

Returning startersEdit

USC returns 31 starters in 2015, including fifteen on offense, twelve on defense, and four on special teams.

Key departures include Javorius 'Buck' Allen (TB – 13 games), Nelson Agholor (WR – 13 games), George Farmer (WR – 4 games), Randall Telfer (TE – 12 games), Aundrey Walker (OT), Leonard Williams (DE / DT – 13 games), J. R. Tavai (LB – 9 games), Hayes Pullard (LB – 12 games), Josh Shaw (CB / S – 2 games), Gerald Bowman (S – 10 games), Andre Heidari (K – 11 games).

Other departures : Ricky Town (QB – Freshman – Arkansas), Bryce Dixon (TE), Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (TE), Charles Burks (LB – Junior RS – Azusa Pacific), Rahshead Johnson (CB / S – Freshman – San Jose State), Lamont Simmons (CB – Freshman RS – Georgia Tech), Devian Shelton (CB – Sophomore RS), Peter McBride (SNP – Junior RS).

  •  : Co-Started in 2014

Depth chartEdit

2015 USC Football Depth Chart

Freshman : Freshman

Double Position : #

Injured : +

Recruiting classEdit

Scholarship distribution chartEdit

redshirt year used / redshirt year eligible / * : Former walk-on

– 85 scholarships permitted, 80 currently allotted to players (Note: Ricky Town is still "counts" for 2015, bringing the total to 81).

USC added four "blueshirts" that will count towards the class of 2016: Oklahoma transfer TE Taylor McNamara,
Florida transfer TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe, true freshman OL Clayton Johnston and WR Deontay Burnett,
CAL Poly transfer P Chris Tilbey

Kicker Matt Boermeester blueshirted and counted towards class of 2015.

– With four blueshirts, USC can sign 20 players in the class of 2016.

2015 NFL draftEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 58:00 p.m.Arkansas State*No. 8P12NW 55–679,809
September 125:00 p.m.Idaho*No. 8
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
P12NW 59–972,422
September 195:00 p.m.StanfordNo. 6
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
ABCL 31–4178,306
September 267:30 p.m.at Arizona StateNo. 19ESPNW 42–1461,904
October 86:00 p.m.WashingtonNo. 17
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ESPNL 12–1763,623
October 174:30 p.m.at No. 14 Notre Dame*NBCL 31–4180,795
October 244:30 p.m.No. 3 Utah
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
FOXW 42–2473,435
October 3112:00 p.m.at CaliforniaFOXW 27–2152,060
November 77:30 p.m.Arizona 
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
ESPNW 38–3076,309
November 136:00 p.m.at ColoradoESPN2W 27–2437,905
November 2112:30 p.m.at No. 23 OregonNo. 24ESPNL 28–4859,094
November 2812:30 p.m.No. 22 UCLA
ABC/ESPN2W 40–2183,602
December 54:45 p.m.vs. No. 7 StanfordNo. 20ESPNL 22–4158,476
December 307:30 p.m.vs. Wisconsin*No. 25ESPNL 21–2348,329
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll & CFP Rankings (beginning in Week 9) released prior to game.

Game summariesEdit

Arkansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 0 6 0 6
#8 Trojans 14 14 14 13 55
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP ARST USC
1 13:58 4 77 1:14 USC Juju Smith-Schuster 61-yard touchdown reception from Cody Kessler, Alex Wood kick good 0 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 6 55
  • (Q1, 0:03) USC – #7 Steven Mitchell Jr. 14 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 14–0
  • (Q2, 9:38) USC – #23 Tre Madden 65 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 21–0
  • (Q2, 4:40) USC – #48 Taylor McNamara 2 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC28–0
  • (Q3, 13:07) Arkansas State – #34 Michael Gordon 9 yard run – USC 28–6
  • (Q3, 6:28) USC – #23 Tre Madden 8 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 35–6
  • (Q3, 3:46) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 44 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 42–6
  • (Q4, 10:26) USC – #58 Osa Masina 46 yard fumble return, (#39 Alex Wood kick blocked) – USC 48–6
  • (Q4, 4:21) USC – #28 Aca'Cedric Ware 6 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 55–6

IdahoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 3 6 0 9
#8 Trojans 21 17 14 7 59
  • (Q1, 12:57) USC – #22 Justin Davis 1 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 09:28) USC – #22 Justin Davis 7 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 14–0
  • (Q1, 04:25) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 50 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 21–0
  • (Q2, 15:00) Idaho – #5 Austin Rehkow 21 yard Field Goal – USC 21–3
  • (Q2, 12:05) USC – #23 Tre Madden 7 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 28–3
  • (Q2, 05:48) USC – #23 Tre Madden 10 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 35–3
  • (Q2, 0:25) USC – #39 Alex Wood 24 yard Field Goal – USC 38–3
  • (Q3, 09:41) Idaho – #13 Bobby Cowan 10 yard pass from #10 Matt Linehan – USC 38–9
  • (Q3, 08:04) USC – #15 Isaac Whitney 28 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 45–9
  • (Q3, 03:53) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 41 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 52–9
  • (Q4, 07:32) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 59–9

StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 7 17 7 10 41
#6 Trojans 14 7 7 3 31
  • (Q1, 12:09) USC – #23 Tre Madden 1 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 02:55) STA – #18 Austin Hooper 15 yard pass from #8 Kevin Hogan, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q1, 01:00) USC – #7 Steven Mitchell Jr. 6 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 14–7
  • (Q2, 12:44) STA – #34 Conrad Ukropina 42 yard Field Goal – USC 14–10
  • (Q2, 09:49) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 54 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 21–10
  • (Q2, 04:21) STA – #22 Remound Wright 1 yard run, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – USC 21–17
  • (Q2, 00:03) STA – #89 Devon Cajuste 17 yard pass from #8 Kevin Hogan, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 24–21
  • (Q3, 10:14) USC – #7 Steven Mitchell Jr. 1 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 28–24
  • (Q3, 04:59) STA – #22 Remound Wright 1 yard run, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 31–28
  • (Q4, 11:25) STA – #22 Remound Wright 1 yard run, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 38–28
  • (Q4, 9:25) USC – #39 Alex Wood 36 yard Field Goal – STA 38–31
  • (Q4, 2:27) STA – #34 Conrad Ukropina 46 yard Field Goal – STA 41–31

Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Trojans 7 28 0 7 42
Sun Devils 0 0 7 7 14
  • (Q1, 10:44) USC – #2 Adoree' Jackson 80 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q2, 11:29) USC – #7 Steven Mitchell Jr. 27 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 14–0
  • (Q2, 03:44) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 4 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 21–0
  • (Q2, 00:40) USC – #4 Chris Hawkins 94 yard fumble return, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 28–0
  • (Q2, 00:07) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 10 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 35–0
  • (Q3, 02:05) ASU – #4 Demario Richard 1 yard run, (#5 Zane Gonzalez kick) – USC 35–7
  • (Q4, 10:47) USC – #15 Isaac Whitney 10 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 42–7
  • (Q4, 07:48) ASU – #4 Demario Richard 4 yard run, (#5 Zane Gonzalez kick) – USC 42–14

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 3 7 7 17
#17 Trojans 3 3 0 6 12
  • (Q1, 1:47) USC – #39 Alex Wood 34 yard Field Goal – USC 3–0
  • (Q2, 9:54) WAS – #48 Cameron Van Winkle 21 yard Field Goal – USC 3–3
  • (Q2, 0:00) USC – #39 Alex Wood 21 yard Field Goal – USC 6–3
  • (Q3, 11:24) WAS – #82 Joshua Perkins 27 yard pass from #16 Marvin Hall, (#48 Cameron Van Winkle kick) – WAS 10–6
  • (Q4, 14:21) WAS – #9 Myles Gaskin 1 yard run, (#48 Cameron Van Winkle kick) – WAS 17–6
  • (Q4, 12:02) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 1 yard run, (#6 Cody Kessler pass failed) – WAS 17–12

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 10 14 7 0 31
#14 Fighting Irish 21 3 0 17 41
  • (Q1, 11:59) USC – #6 Cody Kessler 3 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 11:49) ND – #7 Will Fuller 75 yard pass from #14 DeShone Kizer, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – 7–7
  • (Q1, 8:52) USC – #39 Alex Wood 42 yard Field Goal – USC 10–7
  • (Q1, 6:50) ND – #20 C. J. Prosise 25 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 14–10
  • (Q1, 5:04) ND – #17 Kris Albarado punt blocked, #3 Amir Carlisle 5 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 21–10
  • (Q2, 6:03) ND – #19 Justin Yoon 32 yard Field Goal – ND 24–10
  • (Q2, 5:52) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 75 yard pass from #10 Jalen Greene, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – ND 24–17
  • (Q2, 3:31) USC – #2 Adoree' Jackson 83 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – 24–24
  • (Q3, 9:45) USC – #48 Taylor McNamara 4 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 31–24
  • (Q4, 14:26) ND – #20 C.J. Prosise 4 yard run, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – 31–31
  • (Q4, 9:06) ND – #88 Corey Robinson 10 yard pass from #14 DeShone Kizer, (#19 Justin Yoon kick) – ND 38–31
  • (Q4, 5:39) ND – #19 Justin Yoon 32 yard Field Goal – ND 41–31

UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Utes 14 3 0 7 24
Trojans 7 21 7 7 42
  • (Q1, 8:06) USC – #22 Justin Davis 9 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 7–0
  • (Q1, 3:53) UTAH – #18 Britain Covey 30 yard pass from #7 Travis Wilson (#39 Andy Phillips kick) – 7–7
  • (Q1, 1:49) UTAH – #8 Bubba Poole 2 yard run (#39 Andy Phillips kick) – UTAH 14–7
  • (Q2, 9:47) USC – #31 Soma Vainuku 1 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – 14–14
  • (Q2, 3:40) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 18 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 21–14
  • (Q2, 1:07) USC – #35 Cameron Smith 54 yard interception run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 28–14
  • (Q2, 0:05) UTAH – #39 Andy Phillips 53 yard Field Goal – USC 28–17
  • (Q3, 3:37) USC – #6 Cody Kessler 1 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 35–17
  • (Q4, 9:58) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 25 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 42–17
  • (Q4, 4:00) UTAH – #18 Britain Covey 66 yard pass from #7 Travis Wilson (#39 Andy Phillips kick) – USC 42–24

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 10 17 0 27
Golden Bears 7 0 7 7 21
  • (Q1, 7:05) CAL – #1 Bryce Treggs 6 yard pass from #16 Jared Goff (#9 Matt Anderson kick) – CAL 7–0
  • (Q2, 13:32) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 13 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q2, 0:11) USC – #39 Alex Wood 22 yard Field Goal – USC 10–7
  • (Q3, 9:50) USC – #23 Tre Madden 2 yard run, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 17–7
  • (Q3, 9:40) USC – #2 Adoree' Jackson 46 yard interception run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 24–7
  • (Q3, 5:46) CAL – #2 Daniel Lasco 6 yard run (#9 Matt Anderson kick) – USC 24–14
  • (Q3, 1:47) USC – #39 Alex Wood 43 yard Field Goal – USC 27–14
  • (Q4, 3:56) CAL – #89 Stephen Anderson 9 yard pass from #16 Jared Goff (#9 Matt Anderson kick) – USC 27–21

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 10 3 10 30
Trojans 0 17 0 21 38
  • (Q1, 5:53) AZ – #6 Nate Phillips 9 yard pass from #12 Anu Solomon (#41 Casey Skowron kick) – AZ 7–0
  • (Q2, 15:00) AZ – #4 David Richards 2 yard pass from #12 Anu Solomon (#41 Casey Skowron kick) – AZ 14–0
  • (Q2, 11:39) USC – #39 Alex Wood 25 yard Field Goal – AZ 14–3
  • (Q2, 9:25) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 72 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – AZ 14–10
  • (Q2, 8:16) AZ – #41 Casey Skowron 37 yard Field Goal – AZ 17–10
  • (Q2, 3:02) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 5 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 17–17
  • (Q3, 10:56) AZ – #41 Casey Skowron 41 yard Field Goal – AZ 20–17
  • (Q4, 15:00) USC – #22 Justin Davis 9 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 24–20
  • (Q4, 10:09) AZ – #41 Casey Skowron 44 yard Field Goal – USC 24–23
  • (Q4, 9:37) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 74 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 31–23
  • (Q4, 2:42) USC – #22 Justin Davis 15 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 38–23
  • (Q4, 0:16) AZ – #1 Cayleb Jones 1 yard pass from #12 Anu Solomon (#41 Casey Skowron kick) – USC 38–30

ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 3 3 14 7 27
Buffaloes 7 10 0 7 24
  • (Q1, 10:35) USC – #39 Alex Wood 22 yard Field Goal – USC 3–0
  • (Q1, 5:15) COL – #23 Phillip Lindsay 4 yard run (#10 Diego Gonzalez kick) – COL 7–3
  • (Q2, 9:28) COL – #22 Nelson Spruce 9 yard pass from #15 Cade Apsay (#10 Diego Gonzalez kick) – COL 14–3
  • (Q2, 3:14) COL – #10 Diego Gonzalez 28 yard Field Goal – COL 17–3
  • (Q2, 0:00) USC – #39 Alex Wood 41 yard Field Goal – COL 17–6
  • (Q3, 5:34) USC – #38 Jahleel Pinner 4 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – COL 17–13
  • (Q3, 2:32) USC – #48 Taylor McNamara 2 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 20–17
  • (Q4, 13:55) USC – #9 Juju Smith-Schuster 36 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 27–17
  • (Q4, 6:13) COL – #18 George Frazier 1 yard pass from #15 Cade Apsay (#10 Diego Gonzalez kick) – USC 27–24

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Trojans 7 7 14 0 28
#23 Ducks 14 17 7 10 48
  • (Q1, 7:34) ORE – #2 Bralon Addison 48 yard pass from #3 Vernon Adams (#41 Aidan Schneider kick) – ORE 7–0
  • (Q1, 2:04) USC – #1 Darreus Rogers 27 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#36 Matt Boermeester kick) – USC 7–7
  • (Q1, 1:46) ORE – #81 Evan Baylis 52 yard pass from #3 Vernon Adams Jr. (#41 Aidan Schneider kick) – ORE 14–7
  • (Q2, 12:20) USC – #82 Tyler Petite 12 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#36 Matt Boermeester kick) – USC 14–14
  • (Q2, 6:46) ORE – #7 Darren Carrington 37 yard pass from #3 Vernon Adams Jr. (#41 Aidan Schneider kick) – ORE 21–14
  • (Q2, 2:47) ORE – #29 Kani Benoit 30 yard pass from #3 Vernon Adams Jr. (#41 Aidan Schneider kick) – ORE 28–14
  • (Q2, 0:06) ORE – #41 Aidan Schneider 37 yard Field Goal – ORE 31–14
  • (Q3, 11:33) ORE – #88 Dwayne Stanford 21 yard pass from #3 Vernon Adams Jr. (#41 Aidan Schneider kick) – ORE 38–14
  • (Q3, 9:48) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 12 yard run (#36 Matt Boermeester kick) – ORE 38–21
  • (Q3, 1:48) USC – #2 Adoree' Jackson 41 yard punt return (#36 Matt Boermeester kick) – ORE 38–28
  • (Q4, 12:57) ORE – #6 Charles Nelson 26 yard pass from #3 Vernon Adams Jr. (#41 Aidan Schneider kick) – ORE 45–28
  • (Q4, 7:00) ORE – #41 Aidan Schneider 22 yard Field Goal – ORE 48–28

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Bruins 7 7 7 0 21
Trojans 3 17 13 7 40
  • (Q1, 7:58) USC – #39 Alex Wood 30 yard Field Goal – USC 3–0
  • (Q1, 3:32) UCLA – #24 Paul Perkins 19 yard run (#15 Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) – UCLA 7–3
  • (Q2, 12:06) USC – #6 Cody Kessler 1 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 10–7
  • (Q2, 9:49) UCLA – #18 Thomas Duarte 19 yard pass from #3 Josh Rosen (#15 Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) – UCLA 14–10
  • (Q2, 2:51) USC – #39 Alex Wood 21 yard Field Goal – UCLA 14–13
  • (Q2, 1:56) USC – #2 Adoree' Jackson 42 yard punt return (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 20–14
  • (Q3, 8:42) UCLA – #24 Paul Perkins 1 yard run (#15 Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) – UCLA 21–20
  • (Q3, 7:27) USC – #94 Rasheem Greene 31 yard fumble return, (2pts failed) – USC 26–21
  • (Q3, 1:57) USC – #1 Darreus Rogers 21 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 33–21
  • (Q4, 6:24) USC – #48 Taylor McNamara 8 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 40–21

Pac-12 Championship GameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Trojans 0 3 13 6 22
#7 Cardinal 3 10 14 14 41
  • (Q1, 9:13) STA – #34 Conrad Ukropina 30 yard Field Goal – STA 3–0
  • (Q2, 15:00) STA – #8 Kevin Hogan 11 yard pass from #5 Christian McCaffrey, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 10–0
  • (Q2, 8:35) STA – #34 Conrad Ukropina 23 yard Field Goal – STA 13–0
  • (Q2, 0:15) USC – #39 Alex Wood 40 yard Field Goal – STA 13–3
  • (Q3, 11:56) USC – #38 Jahleel Pinner 1 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler (#39 Alex Wood kick blocked) – STA 13–9
  • (Q3, 5:28) USC – #25 Ronald Jones II 27 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 16–13
  • (Q3, 3:16) STA – #8 Kevin Hogan 7 yard run (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 20–16
  • (Q3, 0:14) STA – #90 Solomon Thomas 30 yard fumble return, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 27–16
  • (Q4, 12:35) USC – #6 Cody Kessler 12 yard run (2pts failed) – STA 27–22
  • (Q4, 6:43) STA – #5 Christian McCaffrey 28 yard pass from #8 Kevin Hogan, (#34 Conrad Ukropina kick) – STA 34–22
  • (Q4, 1:44) STA – #5 Christian McCaffrey 10 yard run – STA 41–22

Holiday BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Trojans 0 7 7 7 21
Badgers 0 13 7 3 23
  • (Q2, 13:34) WIS – #10 Rafael Gaglianone 28 yard Field Goal – WIS 3–0
  • (Q2, 9:28) WIS – #6 Corey Clement 6 yard run (#10 Rafael Gaglianone kick) – WIS 10–0
  • (Q2, 5:20) USC – #22 Justin Davis 1 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – WIS 10–7
  • (Q2, 0:30) WIS – #10 Rafael Gaglianone 33 yard Field Goal – WIS 13–7
  • (Q3, 7:54) WIS – #2 Joel Stave 4 yard pass from #46 Austin Traylor, (#10 Rafael Gaglianone kick) – WIS 20–7
  • (Q3, 5:38) USC – #22 Justin Davis 4 yard run (#39 Alex Wood kick) – WIS 20–14
  • (Q4, 10:28) USC – #1 Darreus Rogers 7 yard pass from #6 Cody Kessler, (#39 Alex Wood kick) – USC 21–20
  • (Q4, 2:31) WIS – #10 Rafael Gaglianone 29 yard Field Goal – WIS 23–21

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 8 8 6 19 17 17 RV NR RV RV RV 22 RV 24 RV RV 
Coaches 10 10 7 18 16 17 RV NR RV RV RV 24 RV 24 RV RV 
CFP Not released NR NR 24 NR 20 25 Not released

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

As of 11/22/2015.

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 45 45 35 20 145
All opponents 21 6 12 17 56

Pac-12 opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 44 113 72 58 287
Pac-12 opponents 63 67 45 65 240

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, BU: Passes Broken Up, PD: Passes Defended, QBH: Quarterback Hits, FF: Forced Fumbles, FR: Fumbles Recovered, BLK: Kicks or Punts Blocked, SAF: Safeties, TD : Touchdown

Special teamsEdit

AwardsEdit

College Sports Madness All-American TeamEdit

  • Second Team

Su'a CravensLB – Junior

  • Third Team

Zach BannerOT  Junior

USA Today Sports Freshman All-America TeamEdit

  • First Team

Cameron Smith – LB – Freshman
Iman Marshall- CB – Freshman

Pac-12 All-Conference TeamEdit

  • First Team

Juju Smith-SchusterWR – Sophomore
Zach BannerOT  Junior
Antwaun Woods – DT  Senior
Su'a CravensLB – Junior
Adoree' JacksonCB – Sophomore

  • Second Team

Chad Wheeler – OT  Junior
Delvon Simmons – DE  Senior
Soma Vainuku – FB  Senior
Adoree' JacksonRS – Sophomore

  • Honorable Mention

Cody KesslerQB  Senior
Justin Davis – TB – Junior
Ronald Jons II – TB – Freshman
Damien Mama – OG – Sophomore
Cameron Smith – LB – Freshman

Pac-12 All-Academic TeamEdit

  • First Team

Robby Kolanz – WR  Junior
Connor Spears – TE  Sophomore

  • Honorable Mention

Alex Wood – K  Junior

Pac-12 FreshmanEdit

  • Defensive Player of the Year

Cameron Smith – LB – Freshman


NotesEdit

  • March 23, 2015 – Former Oklahoma tight end Tyler McNamara Transferring to USC.[2]
  • May 1, 2015 – Former SC Linebacker Charles Burks transferring to Azusa Pacific
  • June 24, 2015 – Former Florida Tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe Transferring to USC.[3]
  • July 16, 2015 – Georgia Tech confirms addition of USC transfer Lamont Simmons.[4]
  • August 4, 2015 – Rahshead Johnson, former 4-star at USC, transfers to San Jose State.[5]
  • August 16, 2015 – Freshman Quarterback Ricky Town has decided to transfer.[6]
  • August 21, 2015 – Arkansas announces they have landed ex-USC QB Ricky Town.[7]
  • October 12, 2015 – Steve Sarkisian Fired as USC Football Coach.[8]
  • October 12, 2015 – Daelin Hayes De-Commits from USC Football.[9]
  • October 13, 2015 – Mique Juarez De-Commits from USC Football.[10]
  • October 30, 2015 – Athletic Director Pat Haden resigns from the College Football Playoff Selection Committee
  • November 30, 2015 – Clay Helton Hired As USC Football Head Coach.[11]
  • December 6, 2015 – USC has confirmed the firing of Justin Wilcox, Keith Heyward, Bob Connelly and Chris Wilson.[12]
  • December 13, 2015 – Zach Banner to Return for Senior Season at USC.[13]
  • December 16, 2015 – Su'a Cravens Declares for 2016 NFL Draft.[14]
  • December 18, 2015 – Tee Martin Promoted To Offensive Coordinator.[15]
  • December 22, 2015 – Cody Kessler, Soma Vainuku To Play In Senior Bowl.[16]
  • December 22, 2015 – Antwaun Woods, Greg Townsend Jr. To Play In 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/113015aab.html
  2. ^ de Artolo, Alicia (March 23, 2015). "Former Oklahoma Tight end Tyler McNamara Transferring to USC". FanSided. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  3. ^ de Artolo, Alicia (June 24, 2015). "TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Confirms Transfer". FanSided. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Taylor, John (July 16, 2015). "Georgia Tech confirms addition of USC transfer Lamont Simmons". FanSided. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Durkin, Jimmy (August 4, 2015). "Rahshead Johnson, former 4-star at USC, transfers to San Jose State". FanSided. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Castillo, Michael (August 16, 2015). "Steve Sarkisian Confirms Ricky Town Transfer". FanSided. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "It's Official: Arkansas Announces They Have Landed Ex-USC QB Ricky Town". Fox Sports. August 21, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "Steve Sarkisian Fired as USC Football Coach". Reign of Troy. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Daelin Hayes De-Commits from USC Football". Reign of Troy. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Mique Juarez De-Commits from USC Football". Reign of Troy. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  11. ^ "Clay Helton Hired As USC Football Head Coach". Reign of Troy. November 30, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "USC Football: Clay Helton Reportedly Fires Defensive Coaching Staff". Reign of Troy. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Zach Banner to Return for Senior Season at USC". Reign of Troy. December 13, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Su'a Cravens Declares for 2016 NFL Draft". Reign of Troy. December 16, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  15. ^ "Tee Martin Promoted To Offensive Coordinator". Reign of Troy. December 18, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "Cody Kessler, Soma Vainuku To Play In Senior Bowl". Reign of Troy. December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "Antwaun Woods, Greg Townsend Jr. To Play In 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl". Reign of Troy. December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2015.