With the Trojans first test, such as it was, in the rear view mirror, USC now turns it's attention to quarterback Ryan Nassib and his high powered Syracuse offense.
After last Saturdays 49-10 demolition of Norm Chow's Hawaii Warriors, the men of Troy will travel east to face head coach Doug Marrone's Orange in a game that will go much further to reveal the state of USC's defense than the glorified scrimmage completed last weekend.
To be certain, Nassib, who played very well against USC in the Trojans win at the coliseum last year, will present far more challenges to Monte Kiffin's defensive crew than the Warriors and if they respond well, it can serve as a springboard for the following weeks game against Stanford.
But are the Trojans ready for their first road test?
What is the state of USC as they prepare to travel cross country to face Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey?
This slide show will look at some of the depth chart issues facing the Trojans while also focusing on possible movements in the two and three deep, injuries and a quick analysis of Syracuse, who was a hard luck loser to Northwestern on Saturday.
Will the Trojans be 2-0 after this week?
Here are some things to ponder in answering that question.