Antwaun Woods could have quit when he was mired on the bottom of the depth chart after arriving at USC. But the redshirt freshman got leaner, meaner and is now the Trojans' starting nose tackle.
Lamar Dawson is cool and collected at middle linebacker for USC, which is why the sophomore bounced back quickly after returning from injury.
USC has won eight in a row against the Bears, but Cal looks to snap that streak on the heels of a strong performance against Ohio State.
USC looks to get its season back on track against Cal, a team coming off a disappointing loss of its own.
Texas' win over Cal in the Holiday Bowl followed a familiar script -- outstanding defense bailing out a struggling offense for a victory.
Breaking down the top five storylines going into the Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl.
Senior captain John Simon gave his all on the field against Cal then delivered an emotional speech in the locker room.
Greg Katz writes that USC energized its fan base with its 27-9 bounce-back victory over Cal.
To recover from a disappointing loss to Stanford, No. 13 USC relied on an old friend, rushing for 296 yards in a 27-9 victory over California.
While it's easy to be gloomy, things aren't all bad for USC, as an opponent it's beaten eight straight times, Cal, is next on the schedule.
The Buckeyes located their pass rush bot forget how to tackle in the narrow victory over California, which Urban Meyer plans to address with more contact in practice.
Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Devin Smith's latest addition to his highlight reel clinched a 35-28 win over California and solidified his status as Ohio State's master of the big moment.
Cornerback Bradley Roby admits he's not always tuned in when the competition doesn't measure up, but that won't be the case against Cal receiver Keenan Allen.
Philly Brown could be called on to help at running back with the ranks there drastically thinned. He says he's ready.
California Golden Bears bring solid passing offense to Ohio State