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.
Matt Barkley and T.J. McDonald could have left after last season and no one would have blamed them. But the Trojans duo want to end things as champions.
As the 2012 season opens, the USC Trojans are riding high, buoyed by the expectations of fans and media. But what will happen when adversity inevitably strikes?
Marcus Martin came up huge at left guard as a true freshman, stabilizing the USC offensive line. As a sophomore, his ceiling looks unlimited.
Even with some recent attrition, USC faces more roster juggling to adhere to scholarship limits. DaJohn Harris also makes his move at the Shrine Bowl.
This week's Roundtable discusses the importance of USC being able to keep up with Oregon for four quarters at Autzen Stadium.
Yes, Stanford has a star quarterback in Andrew Luck, but how USC deals with the Cardinal's physicality is the biggest key to Saturday's game.
The much-maligned USC defense earned its keep Thursday, forcing five turnovers and carrying the Trojans to victory.
Trojans stand up, answer Syracuse's third-quarter challenge before rolling to a 38-17 victory.
There are some similiarities from Pete Carroll's second offseason to Lane Kiffin's, but will Kiffin provide the same results in year two?
Matt Barkely has done just about everything right since arriving on campus in 2009 except win enough games.