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.
Texas' win over Cal in the Holiday Bowl followed a familiar script -- outstanding defense bailing out a struggling offense for a victory.
Senior captain John Simon gave his all on the field against Cal then delivered an emotional speech in the locker room.
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.
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
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
Two days after the Trojans received a verbal commitment from running back Ty Isaac (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic), USC landed another tailback, as Justin Davis (Stockton, Calif./Lincoln) announced his commitment to the Trojans on Thursday.
Texas is back in the postseaason a year after failing to qualify for a bowl. The Longhorns will meet Cal in the Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl.
The much-maligned USC defense earned its keep Thursday, forcing five turnovers and carrying the Trojans to victory.
A handful of USC players, led by senior captain Christian Tupou, head back to their native NorCal to face the Golden Bears.