Madden is breakout star of USC offense

USC redshirt sophomore Tre Madden is off to a breakout start this season rushing for over 100 yards in each of the Trojans' three games...

USC tailback Tre Madden has rushed for over 100 yards in the Trojans first three games. He's the first USC tailback to do so since Marcus Allen's 1981 Heisman Trophy season.

Madden rushed for 103 yards on 16 carries in the Trojans 35-7 win on Saturday over Boston College.

"I give all the credit to the offensive line," Madden told FOX Sports' SCPlaybook after the game. "I can't run the ball without them.

Madden was sidelined during the Trojans 2012 season after undergoing surgery to repair his ACL. He wore a yellow no-contact jersey through fall camp this season to prevent injury.

He was listed a co-starter on the post-spring depth chart with senior Silas Redd and freshman Justin Davis. It's safe to say Madden and his team expected him to play a role on offense, but no one probably would have predicted him to be the go-to player through three games.

"I wanted to have the best start possible," he said.

Both Silas Redd and D.J. Morgan, who are the only two tailbacks with starting experience on the roster, remain sidelined recovering from injuries. Neither has seen any game action this season.

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