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.
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.
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.
USC looks to get its season back on track against Cal, a team coming off a disappointing loss of its own.
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.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.