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Trojans' defensive line looks to create stronger pass rush

Trojans' defensive line looks to create stronger pass rush
USC safety Su'a Cravens (21) and defensive end Leonard Williams get to Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici for a sack in last week's game. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

USC's defensive line will go against an experienced Arizona counterpart on Saturday.

The Wildcats feature seniors and juniors who have a combined 129 starts.

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Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian said the defensive line needs to step up.

"When it's an obvious passing situation, we should be good enough to pin our ears back and go get the quarterback," Sarkisian said, adding, "Third-and-longs, two-minute drills, end of games. That's where I definitely want to see us improve."

Leonard Williams in the only starting USC defensive lineman to record one of the Trojans' eight sacks.

So USC is looking for more production from Antwaun Woods, Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons.

Arizona's has given up 11 sacks.

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