The Trojans secured bowl eligibility and won their third game on the bounce Saturday, with a 62-28 romp over the hapless Cal Bears. The victory was a total team effort, as seen with three special team touchdowns and three more coming from new kid on the block, Buck Allen.
In our latest podcast, we look back at the win over Cal and discuss the state of USC football heading into Saturday’s homecoming spectacular with the 5th-ranked Stanford Cardinal, whom the Trojans haven’t beaten in Los Angeles since 2005.
Here’s what on tap in the podcast:
- The win over the Cal Bears wasn’t exactly a surprise, given that Sonny Dykes’s squad has yet to win a Pac-12 game. But was the 34-point win more indicative of Cal being that bad or USC piecing everything together and being that good?
- A host of Trojans stepped up on Saturday, from Buck Allen to Nelson Agholor to Soma Vainuku and Ty Isaac. But who or what was the most impressive?
- USC is now 4-1 under Ed Orgeron and is finally forming an identity. Is Coach O starting to put himself in position to secure the coaching job?
- Has USC’s three-game winning streak, which looked unlikely three weeks ago, skewed the expectations of this team going into the game against Stanford?
Stay tuned to Reign of Troy Radio, as we’ll have another installment later this week to further preview the game against Stanford, providing more in-depth analysis.