Big thanks to the Trojan family that made it out to the game..! Your support is much appreciated.. Back to work tomorrow! #FightOn ✌️— Randall Telfer (@RandallTelfer) September 29, 2013
The play on the field was downright atrocious, and beard serious questions and concerns after allowing 62 points in their Pac-12 road opener. This overall befuddling performance in which the Sun Devils scored 28 straight points in the third quarter, even left recent USC alumni in an awkward state trying to describe what was unfolding before his eyes.
Somethin ain't right man— TJ McDonald (@tmcdonaldjr) September 29, 2013
While the sentiment from fans and former players was deservingly frustrated, players on the field also recognized the error of their ways. To that point, many of the players immediately took to twitter after the game setting their sights on a productive bye week to prepare for a one-loss Arizona team coming off its worst performance of the season.
This one hurt.. Back to work tomorrow!— Devon Kennard (@DevonKennard42) September 29, 2013
That one hurt pretty bad tonight..— Cody Kessler✝ (@CodyKessler6) September 29, 2013
And all that being said, players understand the process that must unfold each and every week in the season and are not overlooking what seem to stack for quite the long recovery process. Defensive leaders like Hayes Pullard know what it takes to get back on track for the once top-ranked unit, and is embracing that challenge moving forward.
Everyone Falls Down. Only the Best get Back Up.— Hayes Pullard lll ✌ (@FightOn10) September 29, 2013
I love my team #FightOn— Kenny Bigelow (@4_Fighton_0) September 29, 2013
Now with a full week and a half to prepare, the pressure shifts over to the coaching staff to create an insightful and rather detailed game plan to slow down the read-option look coming from B.J. Denker and the Wildcats. Their may be some major kinks in this USC roster, but desperation has sunk in. It's now or never to right the ship!