While USC catches its breath after Saturday's 19-3 victory over Utah, interim head coach Ed Orgeron and his staff will be crafting a game plan for Friday night's game at Oregon State.
To say beating the Beavers at Reser Stadium—USC's own personal chamber of horrors—won't be easy is stating the bloody obvious, but that is what the Cardinal and Gold have in front of them.
With five games to go in the regular season, the Trojans can now see the end of a tough 2013 campaign in the distance, and that vision is worth pondering for those who follow the men of Troy.
Can USC ride the Utah victory to a strong finish this year?
This slideshow will look at some of the scenarios that might face the Trojans as they finish this disappointing season.
So pull up a chair and let's see what might happen as USC winds down 2013.