The USC Trojans probably cost themselves a shot at a national championship when they lost at Stanford last week. Matt Barkley's poor play was a big factor in the final result.
What can we now expect from him heading into this week's matchup with Cal?
The Golden Bears enter this game 1-2. They're coming off a solid performance in defeat to Ohio State. The Trojans, as mentioned, are trying to regroup after their 21-14 loss to Stanford in which they failed to score in the second half.
Are we going to see the USC team that combined for 91 points in their first two wins? If not, are we going to see the team that looked like a "pretender" in their loss to the Cardinal?
More importantly, will Matt Barkley regain his Heisman-hopeful form or will he continue to struggle against his in-state rival?
We're going to look at three different things to expect out of Barkley heading into Week 4 of the college football season.