“You can give them credit for their third down defense against us, but I know I can go down each play on third down and look at something we did that didn’t help matters.” On the ground, Tennessee rushed for only 69 yards between running backs De Marco Murray (14 attempts for 58 yards) and Derrick Henry (four attempts for nine yards).Murray’s lost fumble in the first quarter broke a streak of 325 rushing attempts without a losing a fumble dating back to the 2016 season opener against the Minnesota Vikings Minnesota on September 11th of 2016.— Missing starting quarterback Marcus Mariota Sunday, the Tennessee Titans traveled to Miami hopeful that the task of beating the Dolphins with their backup signal caller would not prove insurmountable. 8 sidelined with a nagging hamstring injury, it did.With veteran Matt Cassel coming in for his 81st career start, the Titans offense managed only 188 yards of total offense, converted a mere 15% of their third-down attempts (2-of-13), lost two fumbles that turned into 10 points for Miami and allowed six total sacks.Succop’s made field goal was his 46th in a row from inside 50 yards, which tied an NFL record.Cassel and the offense moved the ball 69 yards down the field and scored a touchdown on an 11-yard pass to tight end Philip Supernaw (the first of his career) and tied the game at 10-10 before the half.And long before Matt Leinart or Todd Marinovich were first-round busts, the Chiefs used their top pick on Pete Beathard, who bounced around the NFL for a decade, never completing half of his passes in a season.
The disconnect in transition from Southern Cal to the NFL seems programmed across generations: Rob Johnson and Rodney Peete had similarly long careers navigating the backwaters of the NFL's less successful franchises; Paul Mc Donald and Sean Salisbury were even less successful.
Against the Dolphins and former Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler, defensive coordinator Dick Le Beau’s unit snagged an interception and allowed only 12 first downs and 178 total yards.
Cutler threw for only 92 yards through the air but still managed to win.
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In the Super Bowl era, USC quarterbacks have won six national titles and 22 conference titles.