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Afternoon poll: How many wins for USC?

USC’s season has been filled with ups, downs, turns, and a false sense of promise.

Lane Kiffin was fired after the debacle in Tempe and Trojan hero Ed Orgeron was handed the reigns, on an interim basis, or so it appears.

The Orgeron-led Trojans managed to hang on for a win over Arizona, and the USC was bound for South Bend with hopes of improving their record to 5-2.

Instead, despite forcing Notre Dame to punt on six of their eight second half possessions, USC was unable to walk away victorious.

USC now sits at 4-3, and while they technically could still win the Pac-12 South, it isn’t likely.  With severe injuries and depth issues, there is legitimate doubt as to whether the Trojans can simply manage to get bowl eligible.

USC has six regular season games remaining, with three a piece at home and on the road.  The month of November begins with visits to Corvallis and Berkeley in back-to-back weekends.

The Trojans’ struggles in Corvallis are well-known, and this year’s game being played on a Friday night will presumably add fuel to the fire for the traditionally raucous crowd.

A schedule that some initially didn’t perceive as daunting, is now full of difficult games where it is hard to envision the Trojans winning.

USC’s next game may provide a small break for the Trojans as Utah quarterback Travis Wilson may not be able to play.

However, given that USC is coming off a loss to a backup quarterback who played nearly two quarters and failed to complete a pass, the Trojans are in no position to take any situation lightly.

Remaining schedule

  • 10/26 vs. Utah
  • 11/1 @ Oregon State
  • 11/9 @ Cal
  • 11/16 vs. Stanford
  • 11/23 @ Colorado
  • 11/30 vs. UCLA

After reviewing USC’s remaining schedule, vote in our poll on how many regular season wins you think the Trojans will finish with.  

Once you’ve voted, comment below on which games you believe USC will win and/or lose. 


How many regular season wins will USC finish with?

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  • Michael Castillo

    Seven wins sounds rational at this point. Losses to Stanford and UCLA, wins over Colorado and Cal. A split with Utah and Oregon State.

    But if injuries continue to mount, 6-7 can happen pretty easily.

    It’s been a weird year. For all intents and purposes, SC should be 6-1 right now given how poorly they dropped the ball vs WSU and at ND. A battered, bruised, struggling 6-1 that had no business being 6-1, but still should be there based on the way they’ve lost two of the games thus far.

    • Matthew Moreno

      I agreed with you prior to all these injuries as of late. Now, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, 6 wins would be a success.