Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
Losses Stanford, Arizona, Oregon
Injuries DT Cody Temple, T David Garness, LB Scott Starr, CB Brian Bauchman, CB Isiah Wiley, DE Devon Kennard, DE DeVante Wilson
The Trojans have failed miserably to live up their preseason No. 1 ranking. A 21-14 loss to Stanford in mid-September must have spooked their confidence level because the road has been shaky for the men of Troy.
At 7-3, USC continues to fill a spot in the BCS standings but Matt Barkley's intention of winning the big one before his NFL career begins is pretty doubtful at this point in the season.
Barkley hasn't had as great of season like he did in 2011 when he threw 39 TDs and just seven interceptions. The senior QB has 33 TDs and 13 interceptions on the season, nearly doubling his turnovers from a year ago.
The wide receiver tandem of Marqise Lee and Robert Woods has put up big numbers statistically, but the rest of the offense has contributed hardly anything. The running back trio of Silas Redd, Curtis McNeal and D.J. Morgan have accounted for just 12 TDs on the ground.
Six season-ending injuries and an ineligible player have also contributed to USC's lackluster season.