A big win over Arizona State, led by the beleaguered defense, has USC feeling good heading into a huge showdown with rival UCLA.
USC's offensive stars in their part in a 38-17 win over Arizona State, but it was the surprisingly dominate play of the defense that really shined.
In a battle between two struggling teams, USC and Arizona State square off in a big Pac-12 South Division contest.
Still reeling from losses to Arizona and Oregon, the USC Trojans must brace for fresh challenges from high-scoring Arizona State and UCLA.
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
After struggling to force turnovers during its first five games, the USC defense has turned into ballhawks recently.
How USC responds to disappointing fourth quarter will be key; Trojans burn redshirt of freshman RB Amir Carlisle
Key USC turnovers in the red zone cause a game that could have gone either way early in the fourth quarter to get away.
Vontaze Burfict and USC renew pleasantries, Devon Kennard heads back home, while Marcus Martin, Shane Horton get set to fill in.
USC's road test against Arizona State and the Pac-12 Conference choosing not to expand headline this week's Roundtable.