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USC football: Trojans still plagued by penalty problems

September 27, 2009 |  9:30 am

USC did not learn its lesson when it comes to penalties.


The Trojans were flagged a whopping 13 times for 115 yards in their 27-6 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.

That followed an eight-penalty performance in their loss the week before at Washington.

“We had so many situations that we made it hard on ourselves,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “We couldn’t get any flow at all.”

USC committed seven penalties for 75 yards in the first quarter.

“It’s not the stuff that’s indicative of playing good football,” Carroll said.

Ya think?

-- Gary Klein