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Draft Scout Ronald Jones II News
10/14/17 - RB Ronald Jones II has scored at least one touchdown in each of the last 13 games he has played, a nation's-best streak tied with Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.
10/07/17 - RB Ronald Jones II has scored at least one touchdown either receiving or rushing in 12 consecutive games dating back to the 2016 season.
09/13/17 - WEEK 2 STOCK REPORT: Keeping with the running backs, USC RB Ronald Jones (6-0, 200, 4.49, #25) was part of the Trojans' offense that ran all over Stanford on Saturday, accumulating 307 total rushing yards as a team. With his 200-pound frame, he doesn't sport an ideal build for the position, but he runs much tougher than he looks. Against the Cardinal, Jones gained 116 rushing yards -- 53 yards (or 45.7-percent) of those yards came after initial contact. Of his 23 rushes, only four went outside the tackles as Jones thrived between the hashes. He received six carries on third downs, which resulted in four first downs and two touchdowns. Bottom line, even though Jones doesn't have a powerful body type, he runs with such acceleration and toughness that he can shoot through holes and arm tackles, finishing with leg drive to fall forward. Built in the Jamaal Charles mold, Jones is a speed back with surprising run strength, putting him in the top-40 discussion next April. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/10/17 - An offensively explosive first half and stingy defensive performance in the second elevated No. 6 USC past No. 14 Stanford 42-24 Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams. Running back Ronald Jones II provided the exclamation mark with a 23-yard touchdown rush with 4:15 left in the fourth quarter. It was Jones' second score of the night, helping the Trojans snap a three-game losing streak to the Cardinal. "I've been dreaming about this," said USC linebacker Cameron Smith, who was 0-3 against the Cardinal in his career. "I've built up this rivalry with Stanford in my head. It's my type of football; I love playing against them. It feels so good that we finally walk away with a win." The win was also just the second for USC over Stanford at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the last decade. Stanford won four of the previous five here since 2007. Jones and freshman Stephen Carr both surpassed 100 yards rushing, with Jones winding up with 116 yards and Carr getting 119. - The Sports Xchange
09/03/17 - Dropped passes, missed tackles and turnovers threatened to spoil the highly anticipated season-opener for No. 4-ranked USC, but the Trojans rallied for a 49-31, come-from-behind win over Western Michigan on Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC slammed the door on upset-minded Western Michigan with a 52-yard touchdown run from running back Stephen Carr with 3:49 left, followed 36 seconds later by a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown by safety Marvell Tell to cap the scoring. The Trojans took the lead for good late in the fourth quarter when a 42-yard toss from quarterback Sam Darnold to wide receiver Deontay Burnett helped set up running back Ronald Jones II's third rushing touchdown of the afternoon, a 37-yarder. "I feel stronger after gaining weight this offseason," Jones said, while also spotlighting the blockers. "The offensive line and receivers did a great job of freeing the run. They made (the ball-carriers') jobs easier."
The USC offense came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring as many points in the final 15 minutes -- 21, plus another seven on Tell's interception return -- as it did in the first three quarters combined. "I love the poise the offense showed coming down the stretch," USC head coach Clay Helton said. "Between the runners and the offensive line, I thought they won us the football game." Trailing 35-28, Western Michigan threatened once it regained possession, reaching the red zone on a 48-yard rush by running back LeVante Bellamy that nearly ended in a fumble. USC cornerback Iman Marshall chased Bellamy down to knock the ball loose, but video review overturned the initial call, giving the Broncos one last gasp, but they came away with only three points on a 43-yard Josh Grant field goal that cut the Broncos' deficit to four points. - The Sports Xchange