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USC gets its third big test of season with a big hole in its lineup

USC gets its third big test of season with a big hole in its lineup

USC has spent the last two days of practice confronting an uncomfortable reality. The Trojans’ best offensive player, forward Bennie Boatwright, is expected to miss six weeks because of a sprained knee ligament.

But Coach Andy Enfield said he hasn’t agonized over how USC (7-0) will fill Boatwright’s scoring void.

"We have enough guys that like to shoot the ball,” Enfield said, laughing. “So I'm not worried about that.”

Another cause for assurance: USC’s light nonconference slate has provided a cushion. The Trojans’ early schedule posed only three major tests; they passed the first two, with a win at Texas A&M and...

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