Here’s my analysis of last night’s Holiday Bowl: “USC proved it was not a comeback team this season, whether in losses to Stanford or Washington or Wisconsin. And the focal point, quarterback Cody Kessler, again came up short.
“Clay Helton takes the loss but linebacker Su’a Cravens pointed out USC’s players failed to make the plays to win several close games this season.
“It’s not any certain game plan or play call,” Cravens said. “Players need to step up. We’ve kind of gotten away from that (at USC).”