USC has ruled running back Silas Redd out for this weekend’s game against Stanford. Earlier this week Redd was questionable for the game after suffering a knee injury in USC’s most recent win against Cal.
On Thursday night USC’s official Twitter feed made the announcement, along with some other injury updates…
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 15, 2013
Redd has only played in five games this season due to nagging knee and leg injury concerns slowing him down. Redd had rushed for a season high 140 yards against Oregon State two weeks ago after being stuffed by Utah for zero yards on 10 carries the week before. Redd rushed for 112 yards in a loss at Notre Dame but has largely been a non-factor for USC’s offense this season.
USC’s running game will likely continue to see the emergence of Javorious Allen, who has rushed for 133 and 135 yards in each of USC’s last two games. Allen also scored five touchdowns between the two games. Tre Madden is SUC’s leading rusher this season although his role has been reduced at times lately due to a nagging hamstring. Madden is probable for this weekend’s game against the Pac 12’s leading rushing defense. Stanford is one of eight teams from an AQ conference holding opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards per game (99.22).