A look at what players and position groups to keep an eye on during USC's spring game on Saturday.
True-freshman running back Justin Davis enrolled at USC early to compete for playing time. Now he's running with the first team.
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.
USC Trojans running back Tre Madden and defensive end Devon Kennard were poised to be major contributors before season-ending injuries in 2012.
USC can't afford to look past its Sun Bowl matchup with a Georgia Tech team that runs a unique and difficult triple-option offense.
Getting to play in a bowl game allows USC an extra set of December practices that could pay big dividends for young players in 2013.
Notre Dame's ability to master the details, and USC's inability to take care of the little things, is why the Irish are going to the national title game and the Trojans have a fifth loss.
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.
USC's offensive stars in their part in a 38-17 win over Arizona State, but it was the surprisingly dominate play of the defense that really shined.
It's hard for a WR to get noticed when playing with Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, but freshman Nelson Agholor is making people pay attention
Still reeling from losses to Arizona and Oregon, the USC Trojans must brace for fresh challenges from high-scoring Arizona State and UCLA.
After coming up short against Oregon on Saturday, USC can only hope to see Oregon again in the Pac-12 title game.
While USC's offense was prolific and the Trojans kept fighting back, they were a step behind No. 4 Oregon at all times in the Ducks' 62-51 victory Saturday.
Off the field, USC freshman left tackle Max Tuerk is happy, balanced, sane and calm, says his former high school position coach. On the field, though, it is an entirely different story.
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.