Clay Helton pointed out USC is 18-2 in the past 20 games. So why are so many (including myself) basically treating this stat in a matter-of-fact manner?
Is it the weekly frustration of watching USC play below its potential? Is it the fact Sam Darnold is responsible for so much of the success? Is it the fact expectations were so high this season? Is it the general sloppiness of play this season? What else?
Since Clay Helton says USC showed improvement over a year ago because it won a Pac-12 South, where is the rally to celebrate?
In 1931, USC snapped Notre Dame’s 26-game winning streak and won for the first time in South Bend. By the time the Trojans arrived back in Los Angeles by train, nearly a million people showed up for the victory parade according to newspaper accounts (above).
The Trojans are ranked 10th in the AP Top 25 poll. And football ranked No. 10 in the coaches’ poll. What a time . . . except for that FBI investigation and the fact football was supposed to be a top-four team.