September 6, 2009

Fatherhood helping McKnight on the field

Joe McKnight sat in the locker room at Oregon State last season after USC had lost, and the running back was inconsolable.

He had struggled and fumbled, and he was feeling the pain.

"It's my fault," he repeated.

That was then.

When McKnight fumbled early in USC's 56-3 win over San Jose State on Saturday, it happened before the game was in hand. But instead of going off to wallow in pity in the bowels of the stadium, McKnight hung tough and finished with a career-high 145 yards rushing.

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