Cody Kessler has had to be patient in his two years at USC. But now the sophomore has a shot to accomplish his goal of being USC's starting quarterback.
In looking back at USC's 2012 defense, The Trojans did some good things, but their inability to stop up-tempo spread offense was their downfall.
After a slow start to his senior season, USC running back Curtis McNeal is thriving in an increased role, with Notre Dame on tap for McNeal's last game at the Coliseum.
Wes Horton's father went to UCLA, which gives USC defensive end Wes Horton a great appreciation for playing, and emerging victorious, in the crosstown rivalry game.
The crosstown showdown between USC and UCLA has big implications, as a trip to the Pac-12 title game is at stake.
Oregon's last loss came last November at the hands of USC, so it's safe to say that the No. 4 Ducks will be ready for the Trojans this time around.
Colorado has been scuffling en route to a 1-5 start, not the best way to enter a game against USC.
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.