Matt Leinart, Su'a Cravens call out USC defense after Trojans’ 2nd straight loss
Matt Leinart and Su’a Cravens are not happy with the state of USC’s defense entering Week 9.
The Trojans are coming off of back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Utah. The Fighting Irish put up 48 points — although much of that was aided by turnovers from USC’s offense — while the Utes tied their season high with 34 points in a win over USC.
Leinart shared his frustrations about the defense on Monday, pointing out that the Trojans rank 107th in the country in total defense. The Trojans are giving up over 407 yards per game on average this season.
Usc defense is ranked 107th in the country. Something has to change. Period!
— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) October 23, 2023
Cravens, a former all-Pac-12 safety for the Trojans, also expressed his disappointment in this season so far for USC.
It is a literal fact to say USC’s defense is one of the worst in the country right now and when the offense plays poorly (like they’ve done in back in back weeks) it results in losses… No false narrative or media agenda when it comes to that. Just facts. We have to be better! https://t.co/qaVplLnSmz
— Su’a (@iammsuzy) October 23, 2023
USC’s defense ranks 8th in the Pac-12 in yards-per-play-allowed with 5.81. However, things could get worse before they get better. USC still has to face two of the best offenses in the country — Oregon and Washington — before the end of the 2023 season.
USC will go on the road to face Cal in Week 9.