Few, if any, USC Trojan fans will forget the names of Lendale White and Reggie Bush, the thunder and lightning combo that, alongside Matt Leinart, comprised one of the most brilliant eras of USC football. And Ronald Jones just surpassed both of them.
With a 17-yard run in the first quarter against Colorado, Jones leapt Bush — he had jumped White earlier in the game — and into seventh all-time at USC for rushing yards in a career.
UPDATED: #USC's career all-time rushing list.
6. Mike Garrett 3,221
7. Ronald Jones 3186+
8. Reggie Bush 3,169
9. LenDale White 3,159
— Reign of Troy (@ReignofTroy) November 11, 2017
Jones’ tenure will not be remembered in the same light as Bush and White, who lost just two games in their entire careers and once finished a season 13-0. Even one of their losses, the spectacular 2005 Rose Bowl that will be remembered in both USC and Texas lore, will be looked upon fondly, as one of the greatest games in college football history.
While Jones may not have the winning pedigree of his fellow Trojans, his impact has been equally as vital to USC’s success. He needs just 35 yards to jump Mike Garrett and settle in as No. 6 all-time on USC’s career yards list.
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