Smith, a freshman, will have knee surgery. Dawson, a senior, will have surgery on his shoulder. Both players were injured during USC’s 27–24 win over Colorado on Saturday.
Smith leads the team with 78 tackles and has made three interceptions, contributing immediately in his first season with the Trojans. He tore an undisclosed ligament in his knee in the second quarter.
Dawson made 31 tackles in eight games this season.
- Jeremy Woo