USC suffered a crushing loss at Arizona State, 43-22, Saturday, leaving the Trojans on the negative side of talks. This game had huge implications on the Pac-12 South division.
Arizona State now sits atop the Pac-12 South division following its big win.
Going forward, USC has a few questions it must answer. Here are the winners and losers from both USC and ASU following the Sun Devils' victory.
Marshall, a junior running back for ASU, had not rushed for more than 100 yards in any game prior to the ASU versus USC matchup.
Boy, did Cameron pick the right game to explode. Marshall rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries.
Going forward, the Sun Devils should be very excited about what Marshall can provide them on the ground.
Lane Kiffin knows the expectations involved with being the head coach of USC and he has failed to meet those expectations in his second year already.
The Trojans looked sad in the first two weeks, with both wins coming by a combined 11 points. That was to Minnesota and Utah.
Kiffin could be placed on the hot seat if the Trojans do not finish better than 8-4 in 2011.
Arizona State junior quarterback Brock Osweiler disappointed on the road last week against Illinois, going 25-of-45 for 256 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Osweiler looked much more comfortable at home against the Trojans, as he was 25-of-32 for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
With Arizona State on top of the Pac-12 South division, Osweiler has a great opportunity to lead the Devils to the Pac-12 South title.
Matt Barkley has been regarded by many as a top-five quarterback in college football. Barkley sure didn't play like a top-five quarterback in the Trojans' loss to the Devils.
Barkley was 21-of-33 for 227 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. This was by far the 21-year-old's worst game of the 2011 season.
Barkley's stats are impressive on the season (1,119 yards, 10 touchdowns, three interceptions), but he must show that he can win games on the road and beat good teams.
What, a winner from USC?
Sophomore receiver Robert Woods has shown that he is a top-five receiver in college football.
Against the Devils, he had eight catches for 131 yards, his third 100-yard receiving game of the year.
Woods is second in the nation with 41 catches on the season and third with 492 yards. His four touchdowns on the season are tied for eighth in the nation.