After the disappointing loss to Stanford last week, many thought that Matt Barkley would return to Heisman form and absolutely dominate the Cal Golden Bears.
Instead, Barkley threw two interceptions and USC won 27-9, hardly as dominating of a victory as we were predicting.
The senior who returned because USC had "unfinished business" has driven himself out of the Heisman race this season, and will most likely have to settle on getting the Trojans to the Rose Bowl.
However, it looks like USC will not be primarily led by the passing game, but by their running backs this season.
Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal finally showed the talent they have failed to live up to.
Redd finished the game with 158 yards on 21 carries while McNeal carried the ball 10 times for 115 yards.