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.
USC looks to get its season back on track against Cal, a team coming off a disappointing loss of its own.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
Cal might not be the most formidable opponent, but USC's performance on Thursday should not be dismissed.
USC rides the performance of the lines, coaching adjustments to decisive victory over Cal.
California might have thought that USC and its leaky defense was a good homecoming opponent, but the Trojans defense proved otherwise.
USC is looking for its first road win of the season Thursday night against Cal, which has lost its first two Pac-12 games.