USC in rough shape at quarterback for ASU game
The USC Trojans will be in a tough position during Saturday’s game against Arizona State because of injuries to their quarterbacks.
Starting quarterback JT Daniels is in concussion protocol after being knocked out of the Trojans’ loss to Utah. Backup Matt Fink suffered three broken ribs after entering the game in the fourth quarter.
The only other scholarship quarterback on the roster is freshman Jack Sears.
USC head coach Clay Helton says the team will prepare as if Sears is the starter and keep things simple.
Helton on the scenario where Sears plays: "We’re not going to try and reinvent the wheel. We’re going to try and pick the plays that we think fit Arizona State’s defense; plays that we know…"
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USC does have two more options — Holden Thomas and Brandon Perdue — but that would be digging extremely deep.
Sears has not thrown any passes this season. The 4-3 Trojans will get ASU at home on Saturday.