September 11, 2007

Breaking down the USC Trojan offense

Nebraska Opponent Offensive Scouting Report

Who: Southern California Trojans
School Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
School Colors: Cardinal and Gold

Record: 1-0
National Ranking: 1
Conference: Pacific 10

Head Coach: Pete Carroll (Pacific 1973)
(In his seventh year at Southern Cal as a head coach; 66-12 record, 1-0 vs. Nebraska)
Offensive Coordinator: Steve Sarkisian

When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Memorial Stadium - Tom Osborne Field

Radio: Host Communications
Series Record: Southern Cal Leads 2-0-1
Base Offensive Formation: Power I

Field General: John David Booty (6-2, 210), an All-America candidate, threw for 3,347 yards and 29 touchdowns while completing 61.9 percent of his passes and earning All-Pac 10 honors in 2006, his first year as a starter. The fifth-year senior completed 21-of-32 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans' 38-10 win over Idaho in the season opener. Mark Sanchez (6-3, 225) is expected to see ample playing time in 2007 as the Trojans groom the sophomore to be their starter after Booty exhausts his eligibility.

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