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Numerology 102: USC

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A quick statistical review of the Trojans' 2005 gives us an equally insightful glance at what they do well, which, as you might guess, is just about everything. A quick glance tells me that Vince Young needs to have an efficient day throwing the ball; the Trojan secondary appears to be where they're vulnerable. If he has an off day, Texas doesn't stand a chance. If he's on fire... look out. Points will be scored.

Below you'll find USC's statistics for each of the major statistical team categories, with conference and national ranking in parentheses.

Rushing Offense 264 yards per game (1st conference, 4th nationally)
Passing Offense 316 ypg (2nd / 5th)
Passing Efficiency 155.85 (3rd / 7th)
Total Offense 580.25 ypg (1st / 1st)
Scoring Offense 50.0 points per game (1st / 2nd)
Rushing Defense 117 ypg (2nd / 24th)
Pass Efficiency Defense 117.66 passer rating (3rd / 38th)
Pass Defense 227 ypg (4th / 75th)
Total Defense 345 ypg (1st / 39th)
Scoring Defense 21.3 ppg (2nd / 27th)
Punt Returns 8.64 ypr (7th / 65th)
Kickoff Returns 22.19 ypr (4th / 30th)
Turnover Margin 1.83 (1st / 1st)

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