Just how good is the USC defense? 

September, 19, 2013
They’re only college football opinions, but at least they’re all mine:

This is the week we begin to find out about USC’s defense. Has it really improved as much as it has appeared so far? Or has it just looked good against inferior competition? Utah State’s high-powered offense should provide the first clues …

The oddsmakers know. Even with all the Trojans’ gaudy defensive stats, they opened as only 6 1/2-point favorites at home …