Look closely, USC fans. Like it or not, this is how it's going to be for the forseeable future.
For a brief moment, it looked like USC had finally broken its third quarter woes. Marqise Lee caught a 51 yard pass to pass Johnnie Morton for the school's career receiving yard record, and Tre Madden stamped it in to take a 21-20 lead.
Then ASU scored on a 74-yard bomb to D.J. Foster. And USC gave up a pick-six. And then this tweet was fired out.
Well. That might be about it for SC.— DCTrojan (@DCTrojan) September 29, 2013
And the team acted like it. With a few exceptions (e.g. Su'a Cravens interception), this team looks licked. No fire, no drive. The Sun Devils score three more touchdowns. This looks like a team consigned to its fate.
And as this is written, Marqise Lee lies on the ground writhing in pain.
This is the new reality, SC fans. And it shows no signs of ending soon.