After coming up short against Oregon on Saturday, USC can only hope to see Oregon again in the Pac-12 title game.
Coming off a bitterly disappointing loss to Arizona, the Trojans find themselves searching for answers as it tries to close out the season on a positive.
On a record-setting afternoon, the USC Trojans finally put together the kind of overall game they needed to build momentum for the stretch run.
USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
After being worn down by Oregon the last two years, USC coach Lane Kiffin has made a concerted effort to increase the Trojans' speed and stamina.