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.
The Trojans have plenty of star talent to lead the way for the remainder of the season but for the team to reach their goals it will need to rely on an unexpected contributor at some point.
A look at how the newcomers on USC's roster have done during the first four games of 2012.
Since Matt Barkley announced that he was returning for his senior season, expectations for USC in 2012 have been through the roof. Now it's time to deliver.
Summer workouts give USC's incoming players a chance to make a case for immediate playing time, with JC transfer safety Gerald Bowman and a pair of Floridians some Trojans to watch.