UCLA v. USC

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Last week USC had one of the biggest victories nationally of the young season, was ranked No. 9 and playing a struggling East Coast team. UCLA struggled in two victories and dropped in the top 25 polls.

Do USC fans still feel the Trojans will win the Pac-12 South now?

History Lesson?

George Farmer, Kevin KavalecShould USC fans expect the Trojans to lay an egg every now and then? Washington fans seem to think so. They point out last year the Huskies going to Tempe and giving up 585 yards in total offense during a 53-24 loss to Arizona State.

Washington was 4-17 on third down. USC was 2-11 against Boston College.

USC Morning Buzz: Did Trojans Taunt Boston College?

On top of everything else that happened at Boston College, there are also accusations USC taunted the Eagles before they came out of the tunnel for the kickoff. The referees clearly were forced to come over and keep the Trojans away from the tunnel before the game.

Initially, I thought this was to keep USC from going into the end zone to pray because it was directly where Boston College emerged between two towers of fire in a big production. But this account mentions “the Trojan stood by the torch towers, dancing and taunting the large, gold BC banner behind which the Eagles stood.”

Identity Problems

"0830_NWS_LDN-L-USC-FRESNO-JM"Steve Sarkisian mentioned the offense having identity problems. Perhaps a good place to start fixing that is to get more touches for Juju Smith and Adoree Jackson. Smith caught six passes last night but most were short and did not put him in a good position. Jackson disappeared after catching a short pass behind the line for a loss.