Newly minted No. 1 Notre Dame comes to the Coliseum feeling good, while the Trojans are licking their wounds. But USC's offense might be too much for the Irish.
USC can still force a rematch with Oregon in the Pac-12 title game, but the Trojans will have to go a long way to earn it.
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.
USC is in the middle of its post-spring game euphoria, but while there's a lot to be excited about, questions remain regarding the Trojans.
Early touchdown convinces USC to outgun Arizona instead of playing keep-away; conservative defense a work in progress.
USC picked a good time to play a good second half, as its schedule gets more difficult in the upcoming weeks.
USC looks to pick up the scoring in the second half while trying to slow down an efficient Syracuse passing attack.
Syracuse is undefeated thanks to an explosive passing attack and hard-hitting safeties, but USC presents toughest test to date.