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Cal passing game next for USC

by Garry Paskwietz

The USC defense was celebrated against Utah for the way they brought a consistent physical effort while holding a talented running game in check. The reward for that performance is a complete flip in script because this week the Trojans will be facing the Cal Bears and Jared Goff, which means the ball will be in the air a lot.

“We’re playing a passing offense that is a threat,” USC interim coach Clay Helton said. “They have a talented quarterback, and the receiver group is probably the best we will face this year.”

This is the third year at Cal for Sonny Dykes and he’s had a chance to work with Goff all three years on his Air Raid offense. Things were clicking early in the season with a 5-0 start but back-to-back losses to Utah and UCLA followed.

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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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