Heading into today’s spring game, USC was facing serious depth problems with 20 players being sidelined due to injury. That, cornerback issues and the quarterback competition were among the storylines for the Trojans — and there weren’t many answers following a 42-36 win for the Cardinal team (offense) over the White team (defense).
Per USC’s official stats, Cody Kessler, Max Wittek and early enrollee Max Browne combined for six passing touchdowns. Kessler had the best day statistically of the three — for whatever that’s worth — completing 15-of-22 passes for 242 yards and three scores. Wittek added another two touchdowns through the air. Head coach Lane Kiffin said afterward that he was not prepared to name a starter.
The best offensive weapon for the Trojans was Biletnikoff winner Marqise Lee, who hauled in three touchdowns.Kiffin said this past week that USC was struggling with the cornerback spot so much that he would possibly consider putting Lee there. That, barring an emergency, is unlikely to happen.
At safety, Demetrius Wright had two interceptions, both from of Wittek. Wright tweeted last week that he was scheduled to have hip surgery, but he later decided not to go through with the procedure.
With spring over, Wright, and 19 of his teammates, will turn his attention to trying to get healthy.