At some point this season, USC will very likely turn in a complete effort that finds them playing well in all facets of the game, and in doing so, they will finally reach the potential that so many hoped for them to attain at the beginning of the year.
But not yet.
In a maddening reprisal of a season-long malady, the Trojans played well enough to win but not much more.
Not that they didn't have their chances, though.
Time after time the men of Troy had opportunities to put this game away, but instead of ripping the heart out of their reeling opponent, they kept a flickering hope alive in the both the Huskies and their crowd.
And in sustaining that optimism for Washington, they also revealed a bit about themselves.
The Trojans still have a long way to go to get to where they want to be.
This slideshow will look at the winners and losers from a game that should not have been this close.
For those who made the winner category: Keep up the good work.
Those who fell into the other group: Not to worry, there is plenty of time to find the other side of the ledger.