USC coach Clay Helton should be handing out game balls to his offensive linemen for creating opportunities to run the ball effectively on Saturday night so the Trojans could come away with a badly needed road victory with a 24-20 triumph over Arizona in Tucson.
Running back Aca’Cedric Ware was a major beneficiary, rushing for 173 yards in 21 carries and scoring two touchdowns, including a 69-yard run. Stephen Carr added 80 yards rushing.
The Trojans’ defense also did its job by limiting Arizona’s big plays on offense and preventing quarterback Khalil Tate from gaining any momentum or confidence. Linebacker Cameron Smith finished with seven solo tackles. Safety Marvell Tell had an interception and blocked a field-goal attempt.