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.
Greg Katz writes that it's time for the USC offense to live up to the preseason hype starting with Colorado this weekend.
Steve Bisheff will hold onto his Heisman ballot till the last minute, and Matt Barkley could make his list.
Memories of two straight last-second losses to Washington are burned in USC's mind. The Trojans hope to flip the script Saturday.
USC picked a good time to play a good second half, as its schedule gets more difficult in the upcoming weeks.