The USC Trojans got off to a hot start over the Pac-12 rival California Golden Bears, but they will be without one of their top running backs for a majority of the second half. Running back Silas Redd, who transferred from Penn State after the NCAA sanctions were handed down, suffered a right knee injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the game.
From the USC Athletics official Twitter account:
USC RB Silas Redd is OUT for the rest of the game with a right knee injury.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 9, 2013
Redd struggled to get going on the ground against the Golden Bears defense, with just 19 yards on six carries, but he was able to find the endzone once with his only catch of the day that went for 12-yards.
While Redd was unable to find his rhythm, the Trojans running game was still able to find some success. Redshirt sophomore running back Javorius Allen was able to rack up 135 yards and two touchdowns.
The Trojans offense is no stranger to injuries this season, so it is no surprise that they can continue marching on without Redd in the mix.