Next two games critical for Kiffin, Trojans 

September, 10, 2013
Coming into the 2013 season, it was hard to imagine the USC home games against Boston College and Utah State becoming critical, must-win games.

Yet after the stunning loss at home to Washington State last weekend, that is exactly what the next two games have become.

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Not only are they games that the Trojans, and coach Lane Kiffin, need to win, they almost more importantly need to play well. To be more specific, they need to play well on the offensive side of the ball, particularly the passing game.