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USC football: Trojans jumped at chance to earn their stripes

September 13, 2009 |  6:00 pm

An Ohio Stadium record crowd of 106,033 cheered against USC on Saturday night during the Trojans' 18-15 come-from-behind victory over Ohio State.

Many Buckeye fans saved their loudest boos for the second quarter, when USC called a timeout with 3:20 left in the first half.

The problem, apparently, wasn't the Trojans' play.

It was their dancing.

During the timeout, Trojans players jumped up and down on the sidelines as "Seven Nation Army" by White Stripes boomed over the stadium loudspeakers.

"I hope no one sees that as being disrespectful," USC Coach Pete Carroll said. "That's just us having fun.

"That's just us staying in the game. We needed every single guy jumping to do what we did."

-- Gary Klein