Matt Barkley leads a roster of six former USC players heading to Indianapolis this week for the NFL's annual scouting combine.
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.
No one's been able to figure out Oregon's offense this year, and for the Trojans to have a shot, they're going to need great linebacker play.
Injuries and fumble problems have hampered D.J. Morgan at USC, but with running back numbers down, the redshirt sophomore knows it's his time to emerge.
With all the talk of USC needing numbers at tailback in this class, the Trojans might already have their solution in Mission Viejo, Calif., commit Jahleel Pinner.
Even with some recent attrition, USC faces more roster juggling to adhere to scholarship limits. DaJohn Harris also makes his move at the Shrine Bowl.
USC left tackle Matt Kalil is regarded as one of the premier offensive linemen in the country and hopes to lead an improved offensive line to victory against Stanford.
Trojans use offensive fireworks to overcome defensive issues, get important bounce-back win.