Moody Runs For 2 TDs And Lua Returns Pick For TD In Intrasquad Scrimmage

Aug. 17, 2006

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USC freshman tailback Emmanuel Moody ran for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while senior linebacker Oscar Lua returned an interception 28 yards for a score to highlight the No. 3-ranked Trojan football team's 86-play scrimmage on Thursday evening (Aug. 17) in the Coliseum.

Moody scored on a 54-yard burst midway through the contest, then finished the scrimmage with a 10-yard TD run. Fellow freshmen tailbacks Stafon Johnson (62 yards on 9 carries), C.J. Gable (29 yards on 6 rushes) and Allen Bradford (18 yards on 7 attempts, with a 16-yard touchdown) also contributed. Sophomore tailback Michael Coleman had a 3-yard scoring run.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Mark Sanchez was 7-of-14 passing, with a pair of touchdown throws-a four-yarder to freshman tight end Anthony McCoy and a 29-yarder to junior wide receiver Brad Walker-but Lua also picked one off and ran it back to the end zone. Junior quarterback John David Booty completed 10-of-22 passes.

Sophomore wide receiver Patrick Turner had a game-high 3 catches for 30 yards.

Junior linebacker Keith Rivers had 4 tackles, including 3 for losses (with a sack). Others with 4 stops were sophomore cornerback Cary Harris, who also averaged 56.5 yards on a pair of kickoff returns, and freshman cornerback Vincent Joseph. Junior linebacker Thomas Williams had a pair of sacks among his 3 tackles.

The Trojans will hold a free public scrimmage in the Coliseum this Sunday (Aug. 20), with kickoff at 7:45 p.m. Gates open an hour before kickoff, with the Coliseum parking lots opening at 4 p.m. (parking is $10).

The scrimmage will be conducted as a mock game, with the Trojans bused over from a local hotel. They'll arrive at the Coliseum at 6 p.m. and do their traditional 'Trojan Walk' through the crowd outside the east end of the Coliseum, marching down the peristyle and into the locker room. They'll go through pre-games warmups on the field and then conduct a full contact scrimmage.

Four-time defending Pac-10 champion USC opens its 2006 season at Arkansas on Sept. 2.

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