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Te'o, Johnson to play against USC

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Linebacker Manti Te'o and defensive end Ethan Johnson have been cleared to play against USC on Saturday, according to Brian Kelly.

Both players suffered twisted ankles, although Te'o's was not severe enough to prevent him from playing against Air Force. Johnson suffered his sprain against Purdue and did not play against the Falcons.

USC features the nation's 21st ranked passing offense.

"Manti probably feels as good as he's felt in a few weeks," Kelly said. "The rest certainly helped him. He played very well against Air Force on an ankle that was less than a hundred percent. So the rest really helped him a lot. He was able to practice yesterday.
 
"Ethan played a little bit in our 11-on-11 series yesterday, which is ones versus ones. He's not at a point where he can play every snap yet, but he's certainly going to be able to do something for us on Saturday."

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