It was not a good night at all for USC. The Trojans got blown out 62-41 by Arizona State, leading to head coach Lane Kiffin's firing after three years and five games. Junior wide receiver Marqis Lee probably had it the worst last night though.
At least Kiffin was able to walk out of that stadium. Lee was carted off after suffering an ugly left knee injury. The wide receiver was returning a punt when a hit caused his knee to bend very awkwardly.
The exact extent of the injury hasn't been determined yet, but it is clear how much USC lost when he went down. Lee is considered one of the country's top receivers and had 293 yards and a touchdown this season. He was a huge component in an already struggling USC offense, which ranks dead last in the Pac 12 in total offense. Lee accounted for a solid chunk of USC's 949 yards of passing offense.
So that's Lee's knee and Kiffin's firing weighing on the Trojans' plate. This comes after USC lost seven of its last 11 games. Kiffin's overall record as USC's head coach is 28-15.
[via The Big Lead]