After what seems to be an early start to the season, things will get tough for the Trojans starting on Sept. 28, when a three-game stretch att Arizona State, home for Arizona and at Notre Dame kicks off.
In October, 'Carmageddon' could be coming to the Coliseum, if USC hosts Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the middle of L.A. rush hour.
Steve Bisheff writes that the USC's loss to Arizona featured questionable coaching and a lack of discipline, two hallmarks of the Trojans this year.
They have different offenses and personalities, but dig deeper and you'll notice similarities between Lane Kiffin and Rich Rodriguez.
While USC became bowl-eligible with its win over Colorado, the Trojans are looking for more against Arizona.
A statistical breakdown of the remaining opponents on USC's schedule.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.
USC has the best class in the Pac-12 to date, but Arizona State and UCLA are looming.
Early touchdown convinces USC to outgun Arizona instead of playing keep-away; conservative defense a work in progress.
It wasn't pretty, especially on defense, but USC showed the resolve necessary to get back in the win column.
After costing USC with three personal fouls last week, Trojans safety T.J. McDonald grabs two big early interceptions.
Both USC and Arizona are coming in off losses and have the capability of producing, along with giving up, big plays.
It's no secret that the Arizona schools have a deep foundation of California talent. But several excellent players have gone from Arizona to USC over the years.
USC needs to generate a pass rush to protect its secondary, along with a run game to control the clock and keep Arizona's offense off the field.