A look at the expected and unexpected performances throughout the first half of the season.
The Trojans conclude a stretch of four our of five on the road with Saturday's game at Washington.
Outside of quarterback Matt Barkley, USC wasn't at its best against Utah before pulling out the win. As the scheduled gets tougher, the Trojans need to be, too.
A look back on the first four games of the Trojans' 2012 season and a look at what's to come.
In the spirit of preseason polls, Greg Katz takes a look at the top 10 offensive players for USC in 2012.
Andre Heidari hit 88.2 percent of his field goals as a freshman. With a year now under his belt, the sky is the limit.
USC's small cornerbacks look to measure up, while George Farmer and Ross Cumming are getting backfield reps.
Steve Bisheff looks forward to the Robert Woods-Juron Criner matchup, praises Andre Heidari and sees a little Eric Dickerson in Raiders RB Darren McFadden.
How USC responds to disappointing fourth quarter will be key; Trojans burn redshirt of freshman RB Amir Carlisle
A year of working together and learning each other's strengths seems to be helping both Matt Barkley and Lane Kiffin.
USC has the 2-0 start it wanted, but the Trojans seem to be locked in battles with themselves.