Stafon Johnson Runs For 2 TDs In USC Football Scrimmage
Aug. 22, 2007
Sophomore tailback Stafon Johnson ran for a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cardinal team to a 42-10 victory over the White team in the USC football team's scrimmage in front of 18,000 fans at the Coliseum on Wednesday evening (Aug. 22).
Johnson, who had 89 yards on 4 carries, scored on 1- and 14-yard runs.
The Cardinal squad-made up of USC's starters and key reserves-struck quickly, as senior tailback Chauncey Washington scored on a 1-yard run just a play after he jetted 63 yards on the opening play of the scrimmage.
The White team answered on the ensuing drive with a 35-yard field goal by sophomore placekicker Joe Houston.
But the Cardinal team responded with a 16-yard scoring pass from senior quarterback John David Booty to redshirt freshman wide receiver David Ausberry. Booty completed 8-of-11 passes overall for 98 yards, while Ausberry had a game-high 4 catches for 55 yards.
The Cardinal team added two more quick touchdowns. Senior linebacker Thomas Williams blocked a punt on the White team's next drive and junior linebacker Kaluka Maiava took it 9 yards for a TD. Then Johnson followed his 67-yard run that opened the Cardinal team's next possession with a 1-yard scoring run on the next play.
The Cardinal team finished its scoring with Johnson's 14-yard run in the third quarter and then freshman quarterback Aaron Corp hit sophomore wide receiver Vidal Hazelton on a 7-yard TD strike on the game's final play.
Senior cornerback Terrell Thomas had a game-best 6 tackles for the Cardinal squad.
'It was a great night,' said seventh-year USC head coach Pete Carroll. 'We accomplished so much. It was a game-like situation from when we went to the team hotel yesterday all the way until the end of the scrimmage. I'm pleased. We couldn't have done a whole lot more than we did.'
Five-time defending Pac-10 champ USC opens its 2007 season versus Idaho in the Coliseum on Sept. 1 at 7:15 p.m.