USC is feeling pretty good about itself after its 31-14 victory at Oregon State last Friday night. The Trojans travel for the second week in a row when they visit Cal on Saturday.
Riding the nation's No. 12 defense, USC also found some offense in Oregon, as the 31 points it scored came via a nice blend of passing and running versus the Beavers.
Now 3-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron, the Trojans will look to go to 7-3 as they seek to become relevant again after the firing of former head coach Lane Kiffin earlier in the season.
This slideshow will look at some of the pertinent facts surrounding this game and highlight the important players on both teams.
Let's take a closer look at a game the Trojans simply have to win.
When: Saturday, Nov. 9 at noon PT
Where: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.
TV: Fox Television Station
Los Angeles Radio: KSPN
Spread: USC (-17) per Thespread.com
Last Meeting: Sept. 22, 2012; Los Angeles, Calif.
Last Outcome: USC 27 Cal 9