Blind USC long-snapper Jake Olson perfectly executes on extra point

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When USC accepted the ball to open its season and rolled 75 yards in six plays, capped by a 16-yard Ronald Jones II scoring rush, it looked to be business as expected for the Trojans.

USC freshman running back Stephen Carr, a former 5-star recruit, powered his way into the end zone to give the Trojans a 28-21 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Carr added 69 yards and two scores on his seven carries.

While it wasn't the game USC fans were hoping for, Saturday's 49-31 contest revealed a lot, both good and bad about the Trojans.

WMU led early, but USC tied things up before half-time. Then, with the Trojans holding a 35-31 lead and looking to run out the clock, Carr burst around the right side for 52 yards to make it 42-31 and put the game out of reach.


The teams traded touchdowns for much of the game.

Here are five takeaways from the USC vs. In fact, Western Michigan would not stop USC again after Darnold's second pick. Marvin Tell III provided the exclamation point with a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown with 3:13 left to play.

USC kicked off the 2017 season by casting a shadow over all the offseason hype surrounding the No. 4 Trojans, struggling to best the Western Michigan Broncos.

According to USC's weekly game notes, the team keeps Olson from any contact in drills to prevent injury.

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