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It’s not the playoff, but USC provides an excellent test for Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl

We spoke with Conquest Chronicles about the Trojans, defending Sam Darnold and Ronald Jones, and more!

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USC’s 2017 season should sound familiar to Ohio State fans. The Trojans came into the year as a trendy playoff pick, lost early, rebounded, had an embarrassing road loss, won their conference, but ultimately missed out on the playoff.

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Conquest Chronicle’s Brendan Kearney chats with Colton Denning about USC’s season, whether it’s a disappointment that they missed out on the playoff, and how the Trojans match up with Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl.

Brendan tells us why the key to slowing down the USC offense starts with RB Ronald Jones and not QB Sam Darnold, whether their receivers can take advantage of one-on-one coverage, why the key to the game is how successful Ohio State’s run game is, and more!