When the Trojans venture into the desert of Arizona, there will be two teams looking to answer long-term questions for 2012.
For USC, it will be hoping that the team that crushed Colorado last Saturday is the same one that can sustain the momentum of completing the rest of its schedule with victories and end up in a very nice BCS bowl game.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats will be searching for a win at home over a Top 10 program after losing to some of the top teams in the nation.
Now 4-3 after crushing Washington last week, Arizona is close to becoming bowl-eligible, and a signature win over the Trojans will pad an already impressive resume.
This slideshow will look at this compelling matchup and offer a prediction for the winner.
Can the Trojans get by a tough Wildcat team without looking ahead to the following week's tilt against Oregon?
Will Arizona rise to the occasion and win at home as an underdog?
Here are the specifics for a much-needed win for both teams.