This is a series that has been a little one-sided in recent years, to say the least. USC has won the last six meetings, and the only win Jeff Tedford has against the Trojans was a triple-overtime thriller at Memorial Stadium way back in 2003. He has never won at USC.
But things appear to be different this year. The Trojans have lost two straight conference games, and their preseason No. 14 ranking is long gone. What was already a lost season is now totally shipwrecked.
A Cal win won’t be as impressive as it would have been in years past, but a loss will effectively sever the thread on which the Bears’ 2010 season is hanging.
Here are five matchups the Bears need to take advantage of in order to take home a win.