As the Trojans lick their wounds from yet another loss to Stanford, they will turn their attention to preventing Saturday's debacle from occurring again.
With a game full of errors magnified through the prism of the national spotlight broadcast in primetime college football, USC must somehow find a way to put a band-aid on a team whose weaknesses are hemorrhaging through unexpectedly massive wounds.
To say it won't be easy is an understatement.
Their opponents going forward will be in possession of a master game plan for the Trojans delivered first class by the Cardinal, and now in 2012, they will look to exploit USC's problems with the same effectiveness as Stanford did last Saturday.
This slideshow will look at five of the Trojans' most glaring weaknesses, and while there are other areas of concern, what follows are immediate needs that must be addressed.
For USC to salvage what is left of this season requires improvement now.
Here is where the Trojans must start that process.