A look at the expected and unexpected performances throughout the first half of the season.
The Trojans conclude a stretch of four our of five on the road with Saturday's game at Washington.
Preseason expectations had USC hoping to ride a veteran OL while riding out growing pains from a young DL. The first four games haven't exactly played out in that way.
A look back on the first four games of the Trojans' 2012 season and a look at what's to come.
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.
Sixteen USC players took a life-changing trip to Haiti to help impoverished natives in that country. In the process, they learned something new about themselves.
USC's total of three players drafted was its lowest in 10 years. But it could have that many in the first round alone in 2013.
Center Khaled Holmes has stepped up to be the leader of USC's offensive line, a unit expected to be among the elite in the country.