For the second year in a row -- but only the fourth time in history -- the Super Bowl will be played without a former Trojans player in uniform.
They might have both moved on to the NFL, but things haven't changed in the battle between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll.
USC rides the performance of the lines, coaching adjustments to decisive victory over Cal.
USC is looking for its first road win of the season Thursday night against Cal, which has lost its first two Pac-12 games.
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.