ESPN Los Angeles writers Arash Markazi and Mark Saxon offer their impressions on how the rivalry game between the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans will play out.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley suited up for practice Tuesday and likely will start Saturday against rival UCLA.
The Trojans' second heartbreaking loss in a row risks hurting the USC image.
Heading into the Stanford game, the Trojans play the unfamiliar role of the underdog.
USC coach Lane Kiffin deserves credit for signing a quality recruiting class.
Lane Kiffin is finding a changing landscape at USC, but he's not worried.