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Lynn Swann

Don't call USC's Pac-12 title a consolation prize for Helton's heroes

Don't call USC's Pac-12 title a consolation prize for Helton's heroes

This USC football team underachieved?

Try telling that to Uchenna Nwosu as he hurled his thick body across the Stanford backfield for a game-saving tackle.

“Hunker down, this is what Trojan football is!” he urged his teammates.

This USC football team didn’t go anywhere?

Try telling that to Sam Darnold as he scooted through his own end zone before lofting the ball nearly half the length of the field for a game-saving pass.

“Something I’ll never forget,” he said.

This Pac-12 championship victory is a consolation prize?

Not on this Friday night, not a chance, not after USC defeated Stanford, 31-28, at Levi’s Stadium to win its first conference...

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