In looking back at USC's 2012 offense, the Trojans were spectacular at times, but penalties, inconsistency and injuries prevented this unit from truly being great.
After Monday's 21-7 loss to Georgia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl finished a 7-6 season, USC is more than happy to leave a disappointing 2012 behind.
There are a lot of questions facing USC in 2013, including the play of Max Wittek, Robert Woods' decision to stay or enter the NFL draft and Lane Kiffin's coaching hot seat.
A big win over Arizona State, led by the beleaguered defense, has USC feeling good heading into a huge showdown with rival UCLA.
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.
To recover from a disappointing loss to Stanford, No. 13 USC relied on an old friend, rushing for 296 yards in a 27-9 victory over California.
Matt Barkley threw for over 350 yards and four touchdowns and led his team to nearly 50 points. And it doesn't seem to surprise anyone anymore.
Since Matt Barkley announced that he was returning for his senior season, expectations for USC in 2012 have been through the roof. Now it's time to deliver.