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2019 USC Football Recreation: Week 4’s bye week comes at a necessary time

The Trojans are fresh off a heartbreaking defeat against BC, and have several players on the mend

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 USC at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The recreated season of 2019 USC Trojans football took a terrible turn on a trip to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts when Kedon Slovis was knocked from the game and forced to watch his fourth-down pass attempt come up short on a replay from the sidelines.

A fourth-down pass attempt that would have given USC a chance to kick a game-winning field goal with likely no time left on the clock, however, after the change of possession, Boston College took advantage. The Eagles converted on two quick passes before setting up a game-winning touchdown score to WR Kobay White that put USC’s undefeated season and top 25 ranking out of the picture.

Slovis should be a full-go following the bye week but coach Clay Helton said after the game that this bye week was coming at the perfect time due to injuries sustained in the rain against BC.

Slovis wasn’t the only one injured in the game as Tyler Vaughns also missed the entire second half with a leg injury and Amon-Ra St. Brown saw significantly fewer snaps with a nagging shoulder injury that he sustained during a hit in the second quarter.

The offense failed to find its rhythm without two of their stars at the receiver position and Velus Jones failed to make much of an impact himself with bigger duties.

Still, the bye week should allo St. Brown and Vaughns to get back to full health by the time Week 5’s matchup against Arizona State rolls around.

With that in mind, we take a look at the current statistical leaders for the USC Trojans in our recreated season through three games.

Passing Stats:

Rushing Stats:

Receiving Stats:

Defensive Stats:

Reminder, this is a fictional take on our recreation of the 2019 NCAA football season using last year’s updated rosters and playing the games in NCAA Football 14 on a Playstation3. For more information, check out our intro story.