They will take on South Florida at p. The defensive coordinators surely put in extra hours ahead of this matchup since these teams' offenses combined for yards two weeks ago. The Cougars came within a touchdown against Toledo two weeks ago, but wound up with a loss.
USC vs. The Trojans are this season, while the Cougars are USC is a 4-point favorite to win the game, according to Vegas Insider. Central p. Kauha'aha'a believed it when he tried to recruit Tuipulotu to Oregon State, and he is seeing it in his first season working with the redshirt sophomore for the No.
He's playing behind the line of scrimmage, playing with great fundamentals and technique. He doesn't make mistakes mentally, and his numbers are showing it. His primary role has been to control the middle of the opposing offensive line in the run game, usually while facing double teams from the center and a guard, to create opportunities for inside linebackers to make plays.
It is a largely thankless job, but one that suits Tuipulotu's unselfish disposition, Kauha'aha'a said. What really stands out to teammates and Kauha'aha'a is the energy Tuipulotu brings, whether it comes in film study or on the field in practice and during games.
And he does it in practice every single day, and it's become contagious for the rest of the D-line. These guys are flying around. The Cougars have a veteran offensive line, and Kauha'aha'a can see their improvement after facing them last season when he coached at Boise State.
BYU's experience has yet to result in much production on the ground, with the Cougars averaging 3.
Instead, the Cougars have largely relied on sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson to generate offense with his arm and ability to move in the pocket. Wilson's dual-threat ability will put added pressure on USC's defensive line to keep him contained, something it struggled with in the season opener, a victory over Fresno State.
Bulldogs quarterback Jorge Reyna rushed for 88 yards, with most of his production coming on scrambles when plays broke down.
Adding to the challenge for the Trojans is the uncertain status of defensive end Christian Rector, who has not practiced this week after injuring his ankle in the win against Stanford. Rector, a redshirt senior, is second on the team with two tackles for loss.
The Trojans allowed 3. The pass rush collected all three of its sacks in the second half when Stanford was held scoreless. And as long as Tuipulotu is leading by example, USC's defensive front is ready for whatever is in its way.
Williams, a four-star recruit in , caught one pass for 11 yards against Stanford after contributing mostly on special teams as a freshman.
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