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.
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
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.