Trojans Complete Spring Practice With Intrasquad Scrimmage

April 20, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Ca. - USC tailback Justin Fargas ran for 111 yards on 12 carries and quarterback Carson Palmer completed 8-of-13 passes for 104 yards as the Trojans completed spring practice with a 79-play intrasquad scrimmage on Howard Jones Field on Saturday (April 20).

Fargas, who rushed for 139 yards and a score in USC's previous scrimmage last Sunday (April 14), scored once Saturday on a 2-yard run, while Palmer threw a 3-yard TD pass to wide receiver D. Hale. The scrimmage's other score came on a 27-yard field goal by placekicker David Davis.

Darryl Poston ran for 49 yards on 11 tries, while fellow tailback Sultan McCullough added 48 yards on 10 attempts. Matt Leinart was 4-of-9 passing for 44 yards and Matt Cassel was 3-of-9 for 36 yards.

Each of the 3 quarterbacks threw an interception, with linebackers Melvin Simmons and Collin Ashton and cornerback Alex Gomez getting the picks. Palmer and Fargas each lost a fumble, with Fargas' coming at the end of a 36-yard run when he was stripped by cornerback Marcell Allmond. Safety DeShaun Hill recovered Fargas' fumble and Simmons got Palmer's.

All-American safety Troy Polamalu had a game-high 5 tackles, while Allmond, Hill and linebackers Aaron Graham and Lee Webb each notched 4 stops.

New punter Tom Malone averaged 45.0 yards on his 4 boots.

'We had a very competitive spring and today was a very competitive scrimmage,' said second-year USC head coach Pete Carroll. 'We got a lot done. I'm very pleased where we are right now.'

USC opens its 2002 season with a Sept. 2 home game against Auburn.

USC FOOTBALL INTRASQUAD SCRIMMAGE4-20-02

RUSHING NO YDS AVG TD LGMcCullough 10 48 4.8 0 11Poston 11 49 4.5 0 25Fargas 12 111 9.3 1 36Cassel 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7Leinart 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7Palmer 6 0 0.0 0 4Pierson 1 6 6.0 0 6

PASSING PA PC PI PCT YDS TD LGPalmer 13 8 1 .615 104 1 31Cassel 9 3 1 .333 36 0 14Leinart 9 4 1 .444 44 0 15

RECEIVING NO YDS AVG TD LGBuchanon 1 9 9.0 0 9Holmes 1 12 12.0 0 12Colbert 2 36 18.0 0 31Candela 1 13 13.0 0 13Pitts 2 18 9.0 0 14Fargas 1 11 11.0 0 11Byrd 1 16 16.0 0 16Hale 1 3 3.0 1 3Pierson 1 15 15.0 0 15S. Fletcher 1 14 14.0 0 14McCullough 1 11 11.0 0 11Butler 2 26 13.0 0 15

PUNTS NO YDS AVG LGMalone 4 180 45.0 52Huff 1 40 40.0 40

INTERCEPTS NO YDS AVG TD LGSimmons 1 3 3.0 0 3Ashton 1 5 5.0 0 5Gomez 1 33 33.0 0 33

FIELD GOALS FGA FGM LG SEQDavis 1 1 27 27

DEF TAC TFL SAC DFL FC/FRPolamalu 5 1/2Arbet 2Pollard 1Allmond 4 1/Single 2 1Ashton 3 1/7 1/7 1Torgan 1 1Mozart 2 1Graham 4Nazel 2Matthews 1Daye 2 1/2 1Leach 3Webb 4Cody 2Hill 4 /1Jackson 3 1/7 1/7 1Simmons 2 1 /1Udeze 1 1/3 1/3Bocage 1 1Lemos 1Gomez 1 1M. Fletcher 1

DRIVES PLAYS YDS RESULT 5 17 punt 7 18 punt 6 60 TD 8 22 punt 4 13 interception 4 -6 failed 4th down 9 56 TD 4 5 punt 4 -13 punt 5 42 interception 3 15 lost fumble 7 36 TD 4 58 lost fumble 5 35 interception 4 11 end of game

SCORINGDavis 27-yard field goalHale 3-yard pass from Palmer (Davis kick)Fargas 2-yard run (Davis kick)

PENALTIES4 (4 offense, 0 defense)

TURNOVERS5 (3 interceptions, 2 fumbles)

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