Defense rids nasty taste

USC senior safety T.J. McDonald collected his second interception of the season in USC's 38-17 win over Arizona State. The captain says it was important for the defense to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths after the losses to Arizona and Oregon.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- After a bad defensive performance against Arizona and a historically awful follow up against Oregon, the USC defense got back on track hosting Arizona State.

USC senior safety T.J. McDonald grabbed his second interception of the season in the Trojans' 38-17 win over the Sun Devils, making seven tackles along the way.

"It's been rough," McDonald said after the game on Saturday. "Just because of the type of defense we are and the type of players we have. Other teams have gotten the best of us."

"It was a big team (effort) to get our swag back," he continued. "We needed to get that nasty taste out of our mouths."

Starting all ten games for the Trojans this season, McDonald has tallied a team-high 83 tackles.

Kevin Carden contributed to this video.

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