A win is a win, unless you’re the BCS computers. Then style counts. Stats count. Dominance counts. Whatever dominance USC showed in the first half of its game against Washington, completely disappeared in the second half.
A win is a win, except when it feels like a loss, which USC’s victories have felt like lately. Where is the passing game? Where is the explosive, poised, conference-leading Matt Barkley Trojan fans have come to know and count on the past three seasons? Why can’t Head Coach Kiffin make in-game adjustments—or—why can’t he be at least as good at it as opposing coaches?
A win is a win, except when your fans spend most of the second half holding their breath because it sure as heck looks like their team is trying to give the game away.
These 2012 Trojans, they are causing their fans to sprout more grey hairs and near heart attacks than is wholly necessary.
Let’s take a look at 10 things we learned from the Trojans’ win vs. Washington: