USC defense ruins homecoming

California offense has no answers for resurgent Trojans defense in loss

Updated: October 14, 2011, 4:10 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
It was no coincidence that the California Golden Bears elected to stage their homecoming game on a Thursday Night at AT&T Park against the despised USC Trojans.

No matter the playing level, you generally schedule a homecoming game against somebody you think you can beat. Even on a Thursday night on a "neutral field," the nationally-televised game was leading into what the Bears were calling "Homecoming Weekend."

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