After losing a thriller to Stanford, USC hopes to get well at the expense of a 1-8 Colorado team.
There's nothing worse than a heartbreaking loss. But the week after that loss can shape the way the rest of the season goes.
After a rough final season under Pete Carroll in 2009 and an uneven performance last season, the Trojans look to be back on the right track. And the Kiffins are a big reason why.
If life was fair, there wouldn't have been a loser Saturday night. USC was saddled with that label but did a lot to excite its fans about the future.
The bye week came at a perfect time for USC's offensive line, which has to adjust its blocking schemes for Cal's 3-4 alignment.