Football Outsiders' metrics reveal an uncharacteristically poor trend in USC's defense, but can the Trojans turn it around?
Matt Leinart has done more than Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer did in his first three games last year.
As always, the Pac-10 offenses will be explosive, but this spring teams went looking for defense.
Carson Palmer threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns -- three to freshman Mike Williams -- as Southern California (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) beat No. 22 Washington 41-21 Saturday.