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Javorius Allen's 200-yard game carries USC to win in Tucson

Oct 11, 2014

USC made sure nobody in the Pac-12 left the second weekend of October undefeated via a 28-26 win over No. 10 Arizona Saturday night in Tucson. Trojans fans can send their thank-you fruit baskets to running back Javorius Allen, who rushed for a career-high 205 yards on 7.9 yards per carry and three touchdowns, two of which went for more than 30 yards. It didn't take long for him to get going, either.

The Trojans have been a tad shorthanded in the backfield with Tre Madden out all of 2014 so far with turf toe, but Allen has washed away many of those concerns by leading the Pac-12 in rushing yards. Saturday’s performance was Allen’s fifth game with at least 100 rushing yards this season, and he is on pace to rush for more than 1,500 yards by regular season’s end.

But hey, give those big ole’ boys up front some love as well – Allen was barely touched on either of those TD runs. Perhaps his best indiviudal effort was on a long first-down run in the fourth quarter in which he carried multiple tacklers with him for more than 10 yards. Keeping them legs churning.

A week after a heartbreaking loss on a Jael Mary, USC is all alone in first place in the Pac-12 South. Just another Saturday in college football, friends.