USC fell from No. 6 to No. 19 in the AP rankings after losing to unranked Pac-12 opponent Stanford on Saturday, and some Trojans players apparently took their frustrations out on each other.
According to TMZ, two Trojans players got into an altercation with each other after the game, and it was bad.
Trouble in Troy … with 2 USC football players BLOWING UP on each other after the Stanford game — with multiple coaches and players rushing in to break up the altercation … TMZ Sports has learned.
Multiple sources tell us… the incident went down as the team was in the tunnel at the Coliseum heading to the locker room after losing to Stanford 41-31 on Saturday night.
We’re told there was yelling and pushing between the two players — and they each had to be physically restrained.
Granted, some things that TMZ reports should be taken with a giant grain of salt, but this sounds bad. USC were heavy favorites going into the game, and they just could not stop a Cardinal offense that was on fire this particular evening. Moreover, coach Steve Sarkisian is already under the microscope for questionable behavior before the season even began and if this TMZ report is indeed true, he needs to get his team together to shake off this bad loss quickly if they are to climb up the rankings and contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff at season’s end.
And USC continues to fight through the fire and flames next weekend, when they take a trip to Tempe to play the Arizona State Sun Devils. If the team loses that game, then it can consider itself out of the playoff race.
Campus Sports will update this story if any new information on this incident becomes available.
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