- Arash Markazi, ESPNLosAngeles.com
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McKnight walked onto the field at AT&T Park wearing a USC track suit and a backpack along with the rest of the USC tailbacks who were suited up for the game an hour before kickoff.
While rain poured down on the field, McKnight, wearing a beanie, paced around the field, and clapped his hands along with the position coaches.
Without McKnight, USC beat Boston College 24-13.
McKnight's alleged use of an SUV is under investigation by the school and a school official said the issue is still being monitored.
McKnight is USC's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2005, with 1,014 yards on 6.2 yards per carry and eight touchdowns during the team's worst season since 2001. The Trojans (8-4) failed to make a BCS bowl and win the Pac-10 title for the first time in eight years.
Arash Markazi is a writer and columnist for ESPNLosAngeles.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
USC running back Joe McKnight did not participate in Saturday's Emerald Bowl because he was not cleared by USC's compliance department.