And now he might have to sit out more time. Tyler was tackled by Aaron Tipoti in the backfield and separated his shoulder. It was popped back into place on the sidelines, but the starting running back is now likely to be out for an extended period of play due to a separated shoulder, reports Pedro Moura of ESPN Los Angeles.
Curtis McNeal did replace him as the main ballcarrier and performed quite well, piling up 86 yards on 17 carries and helping USC move the ball for most of the second half. McNeal will probably be the starter going up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. McNeal will need to be steady for a running attack that refuses to settle into place and assist Matt Barkley and the passing game.
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