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    USC aims for faster starts as schedule shifts to Washington State

    Clay Helton began his weekly teleconference on Sunday evening by acknowledging one of USC’s characteristics of the early season. “You’re very, very happy again when you see a team finishing in the fourth quarter,” said Helton, the Trojans’ coach, “That’s kind of been our hallmark.” The Trojans have either trailed or been tied in the fourth quarter in three of their four games this month, including their 30-20 victory over...

    By Joey Kaufman jkaufman@scng.com @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

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    Sam Darnold, USC no strangers to second-half comebacks

    LOS ANGELES >> It has been a recent phenomenon. In three of USC’s past four victories, stretching to last January’s Rose Bowl win, its offense has been forced to overcome late deficits. Against Penn State? The Trojans trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter. In this season’s opener against Western Michigan? They fell behind by a touchdown in the third quarter. Last Saturday against Texas? They were down by three points, before...

    By Joey Kaufman jkaufman@scng.com @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

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    USC finds dependable young receiver ... at tailback

    LOS ANGELES >> There was a lot of extra work going on at USC after Tuesday’s practice. Quarterback Sam Darnold threw passes to a quartet of wide receivers. Offensive coordinator Tee Martin worked with a group of receivers in a corner of the field. One would almost think the Trojans dropped some passes against Texas. “It seemed like they took turns dropping the ball,” Martin said. Three games into the season, the wide receiver situation is...

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