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  2021 ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): RB Travis Dye, Jr.,...The Oregon football team was well-represented on the Pac-12 all-conference teams, with five players on the first team, two on the second team, and five receiving honorable mention. Popo Aumavae, Anthony Brown, Travis Dye, Ryan Walk and Mykael Wright all earned honorable mention. - Oregon Football

(DS#999 RB) rSr/2023 RB Travis DyeSouthern California
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  USC running back Kenan Christon's university suspension following a September altercation with a fellow student has been reduced on appeal, activist Najee Ali confirmed on Tuesday. Christon will now be allowed to return to campus on May 12 and resume his academic career at that time. His original suspension would have kept him away from campus until December of 2022. The junior running back has been removed from team activities for both football and track since the September altercation as the university went about its investigation and judicial process. He missed the entire 2021 football season following the incident. Though it remains unclear if or when Christon will rejoin the football team, Tuesday's decision keeps open the possibility that he could play for USC in 2022. Later Tuesday night, Yahoo! Sports reported that Christon had entered his name into the transfer portal, though he could still choose to remove his name and return to USC if given the opportunity to play again. - Orange County Register

(DS#999 RB) Sr/2023 RB Kenan ChristonSouthern California
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  Former TCU defensive tackle Earl Barquet is heading to USC. Barquet is the second Horned Frog in as many offseasons to head to Southern California. Running back Darwin Barlow bolted for the Trojans last offseason. Barquet entered the transfer portal last week after spending three seasons in TCU's program. He had 12 tackles in 10 games as a sophomore for the Frogs last season. Barquet redshirted in 2019 and had 2 1/2 sacks in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2020. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#999 DT) rJr/2024 DT Earl BarquetSouthern California
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  At the end of a week that saw its most dynamic player, receiver Drake London, declare for the NFL draft and several others enter the transfer portal, USC got some reassuring news along its offensive line. Andrew Vorhees, USC's top-rated offensive lineman last season, will return for a sixth season, offering the Trojans an important anchor along a front that could be in flux this offseason. "There is still more that I want to accomplish this coming season." - Los Angeles Times

(DS#38 OG) rSr/2023 OG Andrew VorheesSouthern California
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  Another TCU football player is entering the NCAA transfer portal. Defensive tackle Earl Barquet has put his name in the portal, a source confirmed Thursday. Barquet joins running back Zach Evans as the two players who have entered the portal since the season ended. Barquet had 12 tackles in 10 games as a sophomore for the Frogs last season, serving as a rotational piece along the defensive line. Barquet had nine tackles, including 2 1/2 sacks, in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2020. Barquet, who is listed at 6-foot-3, 277 pounds, was part of TCU's 2019 recruiting class, joining as a three-star prospect out of John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana. - Fort Worth Star

(DS#999 DT) rJr/2024 DT Earl BarquetSouthern California
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  Southern California receiver Drake London has declared his eligibility for the upcoming NFL draft after three seasons with the Trojans. London was named the Pac-12's offensive player of the year this week after racking up 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns despite playing in only 7 1/2 games for the Trojans. He broke his right ankle in a game against Arizona in late October and missed the rest of the season. "I cannot wait to get started on the next chapter of my life," London wrote in a message on his Twitter account. "I will forever be a Trojan and cannot wait to represent the best brotherhood in the NFL." Before his injury, London was one of the nation's top receivers for the Trojans, producing five games with at least 10 catches and six games with at least 130 yards receiving. He joined Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree in 2007 as the only Power 5 conference players with at least 88 receptions through eight games of a season. London became one of the most prolific receivers in USC's rich history at the position after he stopped moonlighting with the Trojans' basketball team and concentrated on football. London arrived at the school as a two-sport athlete, and he played basketball briefly in early 2020. - AP College Football

(DS#3 WR) Jr/2022 WR *Drake LondonSouthern California
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  2021 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Drake London, USC,...London, a pre-season All-American, finished tops in the conference in both receptions (88) and receiving yards (1,084) despite being limited to just eight games after suffering a broken ankle against Arizona...He is the first Trojan to win this award since fellow WR Marqise Lee in 2012...A 2021 Biletnikoff and Maxwell Award semifinalist, London was on pace for breaking Lee's USC single-season records in both receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,721) 88 receptions are tied for ninth on USC's season catches list...London had at least 10 receptions in five of the eight games this season and is the first Trojan to twice haul in at least 15 catches in a game. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#3 WR) Jr/2022 WR *Drake LondonSouthern California
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  NOV 1 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Mario Williams, Oklahoma, WR, Fr.,...Mario Williams caught a team-high five passes for a career-high 100 yards and a touchdown in Oklahoma's win over TTU. His 22-yard first-quarter TD reception accounted for the first points of the game and marked his first touchdown since the second game of the season (was his third of the year). Among Williams' other receptions were ones of 26 and 36 yards. The 36-yarder was a career-long. - Big 12 Football

(DS#4 WR) So/2025 WR Mario WilliamsSouthern California
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  Drake London briefly broke into tears while sitting on a cart with an air cast around his right leg as he left the Coliseum field, perhaps for the final time. If one of the best receivers in Southern California's football history has played his last collegiate game, at least his final play was a touchdown catch during a win for the Trojans. London caught nine passes for 81 yards and two scores before leaving with a serious right ankle injury late in the first half, dampening USC's 41-34 victory over winless Arizona on Saturday night.

Keaontay Ingram rushed for a career-high 204 yards and a touchdown, and Gary Bryant Jr. caught two TD passes as the Trojans (4-4, 3-3 Pac-12) snapped their three-game home losing streak. They also extended the Wildcats' epic skid to 20 games, the longest active slide in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the longest in Pac-12 history. But London injured his right leg while making his second TD catch on a 6-yard pass from Jaxson Dart. London, who set an FBS record with 79 catches in his team's first seven games this season, returned to the USC bench in the second half with a cast on his leg. Interim coach Donte Williams said "there's a concern" the ankle injury will be season-ending for London, a prime NFL prospect. "Seeing a player like him go down, the whole team felt it," Ingram said. Kedon Slovis and Dart threw two touchdown passes apiece while splitting time behind center for the Trojans in a sharing plan set up by Williams, who apparently didn't tell Slovis or most of the rest of the USC offense about his intentions before the game. - Southern California/AP College Football


(DS#3 WR) Jr/2022 WR *Drake LondonSouthern California
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  Travis Dye became the first player in Football Bowl Subdivision history to score touchdowns on four consecutive carries and No. 10 Oregon overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat UCLA 34-31 on Saturday. Anthony Brown had 381 yards of total offense for the Ducks (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) against the Bruins (5-3, 3-2). Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said that Dye was questionable before the game due to migraines, but was able to give it a go. "They all just rallied around him and showed belief," Cristobal said. "It was a great game and really hard fought. There were big plays all over the place." Dye - who finished with 35 yards on 14 carries - also became the seventh Oregon running back since 2000 with at least four rushing touchdowns in a game.

Before Dye's record day, six players shared the mark with TDs on three consecutive carries, including Illinois' Howard Griffith and Virginia's Tiki Barber. Cal's Joe Ayoob was the last to accomplish it on Sept. 23, 2005, against New Mexico State. Oregon fell behind 14-0 during the first quarter before scoring on five of its next six drives. Dye had 5 yards on four carries in the first quarter before scoring on runs of 1 and 4 yards to tie it at 14. The Ducks trailed 17-14 at halftime, but Dye would score from 1 and 5 yards in the third quarter to give Oregon a 27-17 advantage. Brown was 29 of 39 passing for 296 yards, completing passes to 11 players. He also had six carries for 85 yards. His 43-yard TD run on a quarterback draw extended the Ducks' lead to 34-17 before the Bruins rallied. - Oregon/AP College Football


(DS#999 RB) rSr/2023 RB Travis DyeSouthern California
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  OCT 4 PAC-12 SPECIAL TEAMS OF THE WEEK: Parker Lewis, Soph., PK, USC (Phoenix, AZ),...Hit all 3 of his field goal attempts (30, 44 and a career-long 49 yards) and all 4 of his PATs and also had touchbacks on 7 of his 8 kickoffs at Colorado...He is 9-of-9 on field goals and 16-of-16 on PATs in 2021...1st USC player to win this award since Marvell Tell won it in October 2018 and first USC kicker to win it since Chase McGrath in Week 1 of the 2018 season...Also nominated: Everett Hayes, PK, Oregon State; Cristian Zendejas, K, Arizona State; Ryan Sanborn, P, Stanford. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#999 K) Jr/2024 K Parker LewisSouthern California
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  SEPT 20 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Drake Jackson, Jr., OLB, USC (Corona, CA),...Outside linebacker who plays on the defensive line as a rush end, had a blindside strip sack of Washington State quarterback Victor Gabalis in the end zone and USC's Tuli Tuipulotu recovered for a touchdown. At the time, the Trojans were leading just 21-14 late in the third quarter. Jackson ended up with 4 tackles in the game...2nd time Jackson has won this award, having won in December of last season...Also nominated: Devin Kaufusi, DT, Utah; Simon Sandberg, DL, Oregon State; D.J. Davidson, DL, Arizona State. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#4 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB *Drake JacksonSouthern California
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  Drake London racked up some incredible receiving numbers when Southern California's offense was on the field. When San Jose State had the ball, the Trojans' defense often looked impenetrable. Yet No. 15 USC's lead was still stuck in the single digits until a fourth-quarter surge rewarded the Trojans with a suitable margin of season-opening victory. London caught a career-high 12 passes for 137 yards, Greg Johnson returned a late interception 37 yards for a touchdown and the Trojans pulled away for a 30-7 victory over the Spartans.

USC still hasn't lost a home opener played in the Coliseum in the 21st century. But until the fourth quarter, this victory was another version of the underwhelming starts that have been common under seventh-year head coach Clay Helton. The Trojans led the defending Mountain West champions just 13-7 heading into the final period, but the USC defense capped its impressive day with Johnson's TD return to push the lead to 23-7 with 11:42 to play, followed by a stop of the Spartans on downs near the goal line with 7:20 left. "We felt like the defense was dominating the whole game, but the score was still close," USC defensive tackle Tuli Tuipulotu said. "We just had to keep working." They also had to get some help from the offense at the 98-year-old Coliseum, where USC's fans watched their team for the first time since 2019. - Southern California/AP College Football


(DS#3 WR) Jr/2022 WR *Drake LondonSouthern California
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  Few true freshmen are ready in Week 1 to play every snap of their first game in college. The key is to find a role in which they can get some early success before they are prepared for a larger role. That's the case even for the No. 1 recruit in the country. USC defensive end Korey Foreman is still learning as the Trojans approach their season opener against San Jose State next weekend. But the coaching staff does feel like Foreman will be ready to contribute in his own way. "He's still learning the defense on base downs, first and second down, but I know he can do one thing," head coach Clay Helton said on Tuesday. "He can rush the passer on third down." This has been apparent throughout camp, when Foreman has broken through off the edge to harass quarterbacks regularly.

Even when tied up in blocks, the true freshman from Centennial High in Corona is savvy enough to get his arms up and block passes at the line of scrimmage. That's the easy part for Foreman, what comes naturally to him, though he continues to hone those skills with outside linebacker Drake Jackson and his defensive linemates. But there are still parts of the college game where Foreman is adjusting. He's embracing the demands of USC's strength and conditioning program. He's reduced his body fat from 13 to 10% since arriving on campus this summer. Foreman is currently listed at 10 pounds below his goal weight of 275 pounds, a target that's been difficult to achieve out of the gates. - Orange County Register


(DS#2 DE) So/2025 DE Korey ForemanSouthern California
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  USC receiver Bru McCoy won't face criminal charges after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined to file a case following his arrest last month on suspicion of felony intimate partner violence. The district attorney's office cited insufficient evidence when asked about its decision but offered no further details. "We appreciate the careful consideration by both the district attorney's office and LAPD," Michael Goldstein, McCoy's attorney, said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. "We always trusted the process and the right decision was made." McCoy, 21, was arrested July 24 at 5:30 p.m. on suspicion of violating California Penal Code Section 273.5(a), which pertains to a person who "willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition" upon a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant or dating partner. He was released the same night on $50,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 24. - Los Angeles Times

(DS#999 WR) rJr/2024 WR Bru McCoySouthern California
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