The Trojans are back from Minnesota, and sit at an undefeated 3-0 record. Only 29 teams in the FBS are 3-0. Even a stranger stat: For the first time since 2007, USC is 3-0. They fell victim early in the season to Oregon State in 2008 and to Washington in 2009. That has to make you fans happy, right?
This trip to Minnesota was fun for the entire program: players, managers and staff. But if meant a little more for me. My entire Dad’s family lives in Minnesota, and I have been there every couple years or so my entire life. So I was happy I got to bring tons of family to the Trojans-Gophers game on Saturday.
And then we ventured to the Metrodome for the Vikings-Dolphins game on Sunday. That was a highlight for me, as I’ve been a die-hard Vikings game since I was two years old. Although, it was unfortunate they had to lose…
But back to the task at hand.
The Trojans rolled into Minneapolis late Thursday night. On Friday, while the managers busied themselves at the stadium setting up the locker room, the team held a walk-through at local De la Salle High School in downtown Minneapolis.
Saturday was, of course, Game Day. One of the single greatest days of the year. We rolled into beautiful TCF Bank Stadium (in just its second year of operation) and enjoyed a nice day under the cold sun.
The second half proved to be very successful for the Trojan football team. True freshman Robert Woods brought back a 97-yard touchdown, quarterback Matt Barkley had an up-and-down day, Allen Bradford broke out for the first time this season and the defense continued its dominance it displayed last week against Virginia.
Here’s to the Trojans putting together the offense we saw at Hawaii and the defense we’ve seen the past two games in the same game this week. We have Washington State on Saturday at noon.
After a day off of practice on Monday, the Trojans are hitting the field hard in full pads today.
But before this week continues, enjoy this gallery of photos from last weekend’s victory in the land of 10,000 lakes: