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.
A look at the expected and unexpected performances throughout the first half of the season.
Preseason expectations had USC hoping to ride a veteran OL while riding out growing pains from a young DL. The first four games haven't exactly played out in that way.
A look at how the newcomers on USC's roster have done during the first four games of 2012.
An easy victory gave USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin a chance to empty the benches early against Hawaii, giving first-year players some valuable experience.
Summer workouts give USC's incoming players a chance to make a case for immediate playing time, with JC transfer safety Gerald Bowman and a pair of Floridians some Trojans to watch.