Rocky Hinds Throws 2 TDs, Mario Danelo Hits 2 Field Goals In USC Intrasquad Scrimmage

April 3, 2005

Sophomore quarterback Rocky Hinds threw a pair of touchdown passes and soph placekicker Mario Danelo nailed a pair of field goals to highlight the first intrasquad spring practice scrimmage for the two-time defending national champion USC football team.

Hinds' scoring throws were 22 yards to senior wide receiver William Buchanon and 10 yards to junior wide receiver Chris McFoy.

Hinds completed 14-of-17 passes for 159 yards, while fellow soph John David Booty was 16-of-21 for 132 yards with an interception. McFoy caught 5 passes for 46 yards, while sophomore wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett also had 5 catches for 42 yards and Buchanon added 3 grabs for 68 yards.

Sophomore tailback Chauncey Washington scored on a 5-yard run on the scrimmage's first drive. The only other score came on a 25-yard field goal by redshirt freshman walk-on placekicker Phil Mellinger.

On defense, senior safety Scott Ware had 6 tackles and blocked a punt, while sophomore cornerback Terrell Thomas had 5 tackles and blocked a field goal try. Those with 4 tackles included junior linebacker Oscar Lua, soph safety Josh Pinkard, sophomore linebacker Thomas Williams and junior defensive tackle Travis Tofi.

'Our offense came out popping and it took the defense a while to get started, but once it did, we played real good defense,' said fifth-year USC head coach Pete Carroll of the 82-play scrimmage. 'Offensively, it was a day to move the ball around to a lot of players. Both quarterbacks did some good things.'

The Trojans, who conclude spring practice on April 16, will hold a public scrimmage in the Coliseum on April 10 at 11 a.m. Tickets are available by calling the USC Ticket Office at 213-740-4672.

USC opens its 2005 season at Hawaii on Sept. 3.

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