USC fans hoped the issues the Trojans showed early in the season would eventually fix themselves, but USC's loss to UCLA, its fourth this season, served to further expose those shortcomings.
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.
After coming up short against Oregon on Saturday, USC can only hope to see Oregon again in the Pac-12 title game.
USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
A look back on the first four games of the Trojans' 2012 season and a look at what's to come.
Matt Barkley and T.J. McDonald could have left after last season and no one would have blamed them. But the Trojans duo want to end things as champions.
USC is back to postseason eligiblity and is ready to compete for titles, something the rest of the Pac-12 is well aware of.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
Robert Woods posted one of the greatest seasons of any wide receiver in USC history. Given USC's history at that position, that speaks volumes.
By beating UCLA 50-0 with nothing at stake but pride, USC sent a message to their fans and the rest of the Pac-12 that Troy has not fallen.
This week's Roundtable discusses the logic and ramifications of the Pac-12's decision to suspend USC safety T.J. McDonald for the first half of Friday's game.
Vontaze Burfict and USC renew pleasantries, Devon Kennard heads back home, while Marcus Martin, Shane Horton get set to fill in.
USC's road test against Arizona State and the Pac-12 Conference choosing not to expand headline this week's Roundtable.
With the Big 12 seemingly on life support, what would it mean to the Pac-12 to expand by two or four teams?