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.
The Trojans started the season with the highest of hopes and expectations, but 2012 turned into a dismal season.
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.
A look at the expected and unexpected performances throughout the first half of the season.
Steve Bisheff writes that Lane Kiffin needs to be less conservative and allow his playmakers on offense to shine.
Silas Redd's status could be key for the Trojans this week against Washington as everyone looks to keep up with the pace Oregon is setting.
Outside of quarterback Matt Barkley, USC wasn't at its best against Utah before pulling out the win. As the scheduled gets tougher, the Trojans need to be, too.
A look at how the newcomers on USC's roster have done during the first four games of 2012.
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.
News, notes and nuggets from inside the USC lockeroom after Saturday's season-opening win against Hawaii
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.
As the 2012 season opens with USC ranked No. 1 and expectations running wild, Steve Bisheff reminds everyone -- including coach Lane Kiffin -- of the dreaded hiccups.