After struggling to force turnovers during its first five games, the USC defense has turned into ballhawks recently.
The much-maligned USC defense earned its keep Thursday, forcing five turnovers and carrying the Trojans to victory.
Four turnovers, red-zone inefficiency, needless personal fouls and bad play-calls. USC's loss to Arizona State featured all of those things.
To win in Sun Devil Stadium, USC had to avoid turnovers, mental mistakes and get sound coaching. That didn't exactly happen.
Key USC turnovers in the red zone cause a game that could have gone either way early in the fourth quarter to get away.
Talking Pac-12 versus Big Ten, catching passes, and what Minnesota could do to surprise USC.