Well, the time has finally come for the Sun Devils and the Trojans to face off in the desert. Both teams have a conference loss going into this game, so this is a must-win game for both sides in order to keep up with UCLA in the division race. A loss for either team means that their hopes for a successful 2013 will be likely crushed, and for Lane Kiffin, a loss here could be the beginning of the end of his time at Troy.
There are a lot of injuries leading up to this game, so here are some notes from warm-ups via Twitter:
Err, pregame reps. John Martinez at right guard, instead of Aundrey Walker. Walker had been walking in a boot this week— Rich Hammond (@RegisterUSC) September 29, 2013
For Trevor's keys to the game, click here. Evan Bud's got a great analysis of why USC must embrace their new identity as a ground and pound team in order to win.
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