USC’s scheduling certainly hasn’t been easy this year. This weekend, the Trojans return home to play Colorado—just their third home game of this seven-week-old season. With five of USC’s last six games in Los Angeles, you would think Lane Kiffin, Matt Barkley, Khaled Holmes and the rest of the Trojans could breathe a little easy.
However, that is so not the case. USC runs a gauntlet of ranked teams and upset-minded teams having better than usual records this year. After Colorado, the Trojans are at Arizona, then have No. 3 Oregon, nearly ranked ASU, are at UCLA and finish the season off with No. 5 Notre Dame in their annual clash of storied football programs.
After Colorado, USC faces its toughest challenges of the season. Whether they win out or rack up another couple of losses remains to be seen. All will be decided over the next six weekends.
Let’s assume USC is going to beat Colorado this Saturday and take a look at the last five opponents on the Trojans’ schedule and the challenges they present for this team that has sputtered on offense all season.