The Trojans couldn't run at all against Minnesota last week. Freshman D.J. Morgan's impact was minimal, and USC really needed a boost.
Thankfully, Marc Tyler returned from his one-game suspension this week, and he provided a spark to the Trojan offense. Tyler ran the ball 24 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry, and he helped facilitate the Trojans offense.
Tyler finally gave some life to USC's running game, and this was important because it made the Trojan offensive attack less predictable. Last week, the running game was dead, and it seemed obvious USC was going to pass every time.
Trojan fans should expect Tyler to continue to put on a great show. He's a very talented back, and it's important to remember that he was able to put on an awesome performance even with the Trojans' young and inexperienced offensive line.
Most impressively, Tyler had a 14-yard run in which he literally carried three or four Utes with him for the first down, and then some.