A big win over Arizona State, led by the beleaguered defense, has USC feeling good heading into a huge showdown with rival UCLA.
Still reeling from losses to Arizona and Oregon, the USC Trojans must brace for fresh challenges from high-scoring Arizona State and UCLA.
USC controls its fate as it begins a stretch that will determine Rose Bowl and national-title aspirations.
A statistical breakdown of the remaining opponents on USC's schedule.
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
With signing day less than two weeks away, this is how the recruiting classes in the Pac-12 stack up.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.
USC has the best class in the Pac-12 to date, but Arizona State and UCLA are looming.
Talking NCAA and Kiffin, receivers past and present, video boards, stadium security and financial security.