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Topic - Robert S. Woods
In October, a helmet-to-helmet hit spun University of Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods around 180 degrees while he was blocking on a kick return against the University of Utah.
Head injuries have left the NFL under unflinching scrutiny over the past year. At the NCAA level, however, the issue has escaped similar furor.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley led the Trojans to 28 straight points, passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-28 victory over Utah on Thursday.
Robert Woods' goal for the upcoming season sounds fairly modest.
No. 21 Southern California (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) at Colorado (1-8, 0-5), Friday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Southern California coach Lane Kiffin was reprimanded and fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 on Monday night for criticizing the officiating in the 21st-ranked Trojans' triple-overtime loss to Stanford last weekend.
Stepfan Taylor ran for the tying touchdown with 38 seconds left in regulation and the go-ahead score in the third overtime, and Stanford's defense preserved its 16-game winning streak by forcing Curtis McNeal's fumble into the end zone to finish a 56-48 victory over No. 20 Southern California on Saturday night.
"It's the same," Woods said of the Trojans' preparations for a season with much higher expectations.
"We definitely don't listen to any of the hype," Woods said. "The hype is always going to be there. If you get in the game and you make a big play, that's when you get hyped. It's always going to be around. You keep the hype around, but if you just make your plays, the hype will come with it. We're not even really allowed to talk about it."