2013 USC Trojans football team

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2013 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Las Vegas Bowl champion
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Division South Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
AP No. 19
2013 record 10–4 (6–3 Pac-12)
Head coach Lane Kiffin (3–2, first 5 games, fired 9/29)
Ed Orgeron (interim, 6–2, remaining regular season games, resigned 12/2)
Clay Helton (interim, bowl game)
Offensive coordinator Clay Helton (1st as coordinator; 3rd overall season)
Offensive scheme West Coast, pro-style offense with multiple formations
Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast (1st season)
Base defense 5–2
Captain Devon Kennard
Marqise Lee
Marcus Martin
Hayes Pullard
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (93,607, grass)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 11 Stanford xy$   7 2         11 3  
No. 9 Oregon x   7 2         11 2  
No. 25 Washington   5 4         9 4  
Oregon State   4 5         7 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 7  
California   0 9         1 11  
South Division
No. 21 Arizona State x   8 1         10 4  
No. 16 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
No. 19 USC   6 3         10 4  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   2 7         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         4 8  
Championship: Stanford 38, Arizona State 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. They played their home games at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference, they finished the season 10–4, 6–3 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for second place in the South Division. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they defeated Fresno State.

Head coach Lane Kiffin, who was in his fourth year, was fired on September 29 after a 3–2 start to the season, he was replaced by interim head coach Ed Orgeron. At the end of the regular season, Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian was hired as the new head coach beginning in 2014, this prompted Orgeron to resign before the bowl game. Clay Helton led the Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach Lane Kiffin was fired on September 29, 2013 after losing the Arizona State game
Name Position Seasons at
USC
Alma Mater
Clay Helton Interim Head coach, Recruiting Coordinator, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach 3 Houston (1994)
John Baxter Associate Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator 4 Loras (1985)
Clancy Pendergast Defensive Coordinator, Secondary Coach 1 Arizona (1990)
Mike Summers Offensive Line Coach, Running Game Coordinator 1 Kentucky (1980)
Ed Orgeron Defensive Line Coach, Interim Head Coach
Mike Ekeler Linebackers Coach 1 Kansas State (1994)
James Cregg Assistant Offensive Line Coach 4 Colorado State (1995)
Tee Martin Wide Receivers Coach 2 Tennessee (2000)
Aaron Ausmus Strength and Conditioning 4 Tennessee (1998)

Lane Kiffin started the season as the Trojans' head coach, but was fired on September 29 after a 3–2 start.[1] Ed Orgeron became the interim head coach, and went 6–2. He resigned on December 3 after it was announced that Steve Sarkisian was hired to be the permanent head coach.[2]

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Recruiting class[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 8:00 p.m. at Hawaii* No. 24 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI CBSSN W 30–13   39,058
September 7 7:30 p.m. Washington State No. 25 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA FS1 L 7–10   77,823
September 14 12:00 p.m. Boston College* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA P12N W 35–7   62,006
September 21 12:30 p.m. Utah State* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC/ESPN2 W 17–14   63,482
September 28 7:30 p.m. at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN2 L 41–62   64,987
October 10 7:30 p.m. Arizona Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FS1 W 38–31   64,215
October 19 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh / Rivalry) NBC L 10–14   80,795
October 26 1:00 p.m. Utah Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA P12N W 19–3   64,715
November 1 6:00 p.m. at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR ESPN2 W 31–14   45,379
November 9 12:00 p.m. at California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FOX W 62–28   49,199
November 16 5:00 p.m. No. 5 Stanforddagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC W 20–17   93,607
November 23 6:30 p.m. at Colorado No. 23 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO P12N W 47–29   36,005
November 30 5:00 p.m. No. 22 UCLA No. 23 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Victory Bell/Rivalry) ABC L 14–35   86,037
December 21 12:30 p.m. No. 20 Fresno State Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV (Las Vegas Bowl) ABC W 45–20   42,178
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

USC at Hawaii
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Trojans 3 17 0 10 30
Rainbow Warriors 0 5 0 8 13
Sources:[3]
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–0 2012 USC, 49–10

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 0 3 10
#25 Trojans 0 7 0 0 7

1st quarter scoring: None

2nd quarter scoring: USC – Cody Kessler 4-yard run (Andre Heidari kick); WSU – Damante Horton 70-yard interception return (Andrew Furney kick)

3rd quarter scoring: None

4th quarter scoring: WSU – Furney 41-yard field goal

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 7 7
Trojans 7 7 7 14 35

Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 7 7 0 14
Trojans 7 7 0 3 17

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 7 7 20 41
Sun Devils 7 13 28 14 62

Head Coach Lane Kiffin was fired after this game upon returning to Los Angeles with the team on September 29, 2013

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 10 7 14 31
Trojans 14 14 3 7 38

Interim head coach Ed Orgeron takes over the program for USC.

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 3 0 0 10
Fighting Irish 7 7 0 0 14

1st quarter scoring: USC – Silas Redd 1-yard run (Andre Heidari kick); ND – Troy Niklas 7-yard pass from Tommy Rees (Kyle Brindza kick)

2nd quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 22-yard field goal; ND – TJ Jones 11-yard pass from Rees (Brindza kick)

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 3 0 0 0 3
Trojans 7 9 3 0 19

1st quarter scoring: UTAH – Andy Phillips 42-yard field goal; USC – Nelson Agholor 30-yard pass from Cody Kessler (Andre Heidari kick)

2nd quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 35-yard field goal; USC – Heidari 38-yard field goal; USC – Heidari 28-yard field goal

3rd quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 40-yard field goal

4th quarter scoring: None

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 14 7 10 0 31
Beavers 0 14 0 0 14

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 21 20 14 7 62
Golden Bears 0 14 7 7 28

1st quarter scoring: USC – Nelson Agholor 75-yard punt return (Andre Heidari kick); USC – Silas Redd 12-yard pass from Cody Kessler (Heidari kick); USC – Javorius Allen 43-yard run (Heidari kick)

2nd quarter scoring: CAL – Kenny Lawler 4-yard pass from Jared Goff (Vincen D'Amato kick); CAL – Darius Powe 24-yard pass from Goff (D'Amato kick); USC – Allen 57-yard pass from Kessler (Heidari kick); USC – Josh Shaw 14-yard punt return (Heidari kick); USC – Agholor 93-yard punt return (kick missed)

3rd quarter scoring: USC – Allen 79-yard run (Heidari kick); USC – Ty Isaac 4-yard run (Heidari kick); CAL – Khalfani Muhammad 7-yard run (D'Amato kick)

4th quarter scoring: USC – Isaac 37-yard run (Heidari kick); CAL – Lawler 4-yard pass from Goff (D'Amato kick)

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Cardinal 7 3 7 0 17
Trojans 14 3 0 3 20

1st quarter scoring: USC – Soma Vainuku 1-yard pass from Cody Kessler (Andre Heidari kick failed); STAN – T. Gaffney 35-yard run (C. Ukropina kick); USC – Javorius Allen 1-yard run (Marqise Lee pass from Kessler)

2nd quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 23-yard field goal; STAN – Ukropina 27-yard field goal

3rd quarter scoring: STAN – Gaffney 18-yard run (Ukropina kick)

4th quarter scoring: USC – Heidari 47-yard field goal

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Trojans 9 14 14 10 47
Buffaloes 0 0 7 22 29

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Bruins 7 7 14 7 35
#23 Trojans 0 7 7 0 14

Last season, the Bruins defeated the Trojans 38–28 in the Rose Bowl.

1st quarter scoring: UCLA – Myles Jack 3-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick)

2nd quarter scoring: UCLA – Eddie Vanderdoes 1-yard run (Fairbairn kick); USC – Javorius Allen 11-yard run (Andre Heidari kick)

3rd quarter scoring: UCLA – Brett Hundley 12-yard run (Fairbairn kick); USC – Xavier Grimble 22-yard pass from Cody Kessler (Heidari kick); UCLA – Hundley 5-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

4th quarter scoring: UCLA – Paul Perkins 8-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

Fresno State (Las Vegas Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 14 21 3 7 45
#20 Bulldogs 6 0 7 7 20

Tracy Jones of the American Athletic Conference is the referee.

1st quarter scoring: USC – Marqise Lee 10-yard pass from Cody Kessler (Andre Heidari kick); FS – Isaiah Burse 8-yard pass from Derek Carr (Colin McGuire kick blockd); USC – Nelson Agholor 40-yard pass from Kessler (Heidari kick)

2nd quarter scoring: USC – Agholor 17-yard pass from Kessler (Heidari kick); USC – Javorius Allen 24-yard run (Heidari kick); USC – Lee 40-yard pass from Kessler (Heidari kick)

3rd quarter scoring: FS – Davante Adams 23-yard pass from Carr (McGuire kick); USC – Heidari 39-yard field goal

4th quarter scoring: FS – Derron Smith 41-yard interception return (McGuire kick) ; USC – Allen 1-yard run (Heidari kick)


Rankings[edit]

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 15 Final 
AP 24 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 23 23 RV RV 19 
Coaches' 24 22 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV 25 23 RV RV 19 
Harris Not released NR NR NR RV RV 23 23 RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR 23 23 NR 25 Not released

Statistics[edit]

Scores by quarter (Pac-12 opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 21 14 10 20 65
Pac-12 Opponents 3 14 28 14 59

Notes[edit]

  • December 21, 2013 – After winning the Las Vegas Bowl game, USC announced that Clay Helton will return next season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, Gary (September 30, 2013). "USC Fires Lane Kiffin in the Middle of the Night". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Klein, Gary (December 2, 2013). "USC Hires Steve Sarkisian As Football Coach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. USC Trojans (August 31, 2013)". Statbroadcast.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ Klein, Gary (December 23, 2013). "Clay Helton to Stay at USC As Offensive Coordinator". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 23, 2013.