Coming off of a very disappointing loss at Stanford, USC was desperate for a win over Cal Saturday at the Coliseum, and while much of it wasn't pretty, consider that mission accomplished.
With a bye week looming on the immediate horizon, the Trojans took care of business by beating Jeff Tedford's Bears 27-9.
Despite the "uneven" nature of this victory, it was nonetheless a "W," and one that the Trojans can build on with a week to hone their overall game plan, and to get healthy.
This slide show will look at the starters on both sides of the ball and grade their performance for this game.
While some players offered better performances than others, it still individually represented a collective win, and for that the Trojans must be grateful.
Note: All statistics provided by USC Trojans.com