The USC Trojans got back on track with their 27-9 victory over the Cal Bears on Saturday, improving to 3-1 on the season behind a strong running game and a stout defense that did not allow a touchdown. Here are some numbers to remember from Saturday's win.
Double Century Mark: Both Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal topped the century mark in yards on the ground. Redd ran for 158 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown, while McNeal chipped in with 115 yards on just 10 carries, including a 62-yard scamper. Saturday marked the first time since Oct. 25, 2008 that the Trojans had more than one 100-yard rusher in a game. Four years ago, the trio of Broderick Green, Stafon Johnson, and C.J. Gable turned the trick against Washington State.
Sacks By The Bushel: The Trojans had six sacks against Cal, one fewer than they had in the first three games combined. That included three sacks by junior defensive end Morgan Breslin. Teammate Devon Kennard perhaps put it best after the game, tweeting, "Mad respect for the way Morgan Breslin plays the game."
Marqise Receiver: Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee picked up where he left off last season, and had 11 catches for 94 yards with two touchdowns against Cal. Lee has caught at least 10 passes in four of his last five games, and has eight straight games with eight catches or more. In four games this season, Lee has 40 catches for 457 yards and six touchdowns in the air, and in his last eight games Lee has 79 catches, 1,066 yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns.
The Streak: USC has now beaten Cal nine straight seasons. In the first eight of those games, the Trojans outscored the Bears by an average of 29-10, making Saturday's 27-9 victory right in line.
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