USC 2019 versus 2018

USC 2019 versus 2018

  • Just the facts Ma'am.....How did USC do this year as opposed to last (a terrible year) in 2018.
    Overall: Win-Loss: 2019: 8-4 overall/ 7-2 Conf. 2018: 5-7 overall /4-5 Conf. Beat Utah, Stanford, ASU, Cal and UCLA who were the 5 losses in conference in 2018.
    Strength of schedule: 2019: 14th toughest of 130 div 1 teams. 2018: 41st toughest of 130.
    Offense: Pass yards/per game= 336-249, Run yards/ per game=128-133, Total yards/ per game= 464-383. Scoring= 33.2ppg-26.1, TOP= 28 Min.-28.5 Min. Sacks given up per game- 2.0-2.25.
    1st downs: 281-233, 3rd DC (conversion) 45%-37%. 4th DC: 60%-53%. Red Zone score: 84%-80%.
    Turnovers (giveaways): Interceptions:14-`10, Fumbles: 9-10. Total TO 23-20.
    Defense (yielded): Pass yards/per game=249-223 , Run yards/ per game=166/ 165. Total yards/ per game= 415-388. Scoring allowed-27.8 ppg-27 ppg. Sacks-2.75-2.42
    1st downs: 277-246, 3rd DC (yielded) 39%-40%. 4th DC (yielded): 50%-62%. RZ score: 84.4%-81.8%.
    Turnovers (takeaways): Interceptions:9-`4,Fumbles: 7-6. Total TO 16-10.
    Special Teams & Misc: Punts- 41.4-36.6, KOR- 21.5 -22.66, PR- 5.6-10.5, KORD- 28.24- 22.11, FGM- 13 of 15--12 of 17.
    Penalties-7.25-8/0. Pen. Yards- 71.33-73.58.

    Overall USC offense in 2019 scored more (about a TD per game) and moved the ball better . No Surprise. The giveaways were a little higher than in 2018 (better competition?). 3rd and 4th down conversions better.
    On defense and ST it is better in FG and Punting than last year. More takeaways.
    USC has a good passing attack for years to come. The defense is young and talented. The punting and PK will remain good. The return game needs help.