USC's last loss was last October in triple overtime to Stanford. But that defeat might have been the inspiration for USC's returned swagger.
It may come as little consolation right now, but USC's performance in its triple-overtime loss to Stanford is one to be proud of.
Yes, Stanford has a star quarterback in Andrew Luck, but how USC deals with the Cardinal's physicality is the biggest key to Saturday's game.
This week's Roundtable breaks down the Stanford game's importance to the Trojans' season.
Although the win at Notre Dame was huge, a bigger, badder opponent in Stanford arrives in Los Angeles this week.