Unit Recap: The Linebackers

Take a look at how the USC linebackers fared against Arizona on Thursday night.

Earlier this week, I broke down the USC linebackers, and now it's time to see how they did against Arizona on Thursday night.

The answer? Kind of mixed reviews. The entire Trojan defense came out strong in the first half, holding the Wildcats to just 10 points, but ended the game at 38-31. That's 21 points they gave up in the second half. That also includes two touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone.

Let's look specifically at the linebackers though. Hayes Pullard led the group with 10 tackles, Lamar Dawson racked up four tackles and Anthony Sarao had two tackles as well.

Again, it was initially a strong performance by both the offense and the defense, but it was the offense that had to carry (literally--remember Silas Redd's 3-and-8 conversion with two minutes left?) the defense to the Trojans' first victory under interim head coach Ed Orgeorn.

The new and improved Trojans will head to South Bend next weekend to take on Notre Dame, so make sure to check back for next week's Unit Breakdown.

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