The standouts, surprises and areas of concern from USC's first half
Updated: October 17, 2012, 1:23 PM ETBy Garry Paskwietz | WeAreSC
Steven Bisig/US PresswwireEveryone knew about USC's explosive offense coming into the season, but the Trojans ferocious defense has been a pleasant surprise.As the Trojans reach the midway point of the 2012 season, there have been plenty of expected and unexpected developments from the season. Here's a look at some of the top issues for the team: Overall
The Expected: USC came into the season with hopes of being one of the nation's elite teams.
The Unexpected: An early-season loss on the road to Stanford took away the thought of an undefeated season, but there are still opportunities for a conference title and, with a little help, a national title.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Sources: Charles, Chiefs agree on extension
- Broncos' Bowlen has Alzheimer's, steps down
- Davis ends holdout, reports to 49ers camp
- Report: Pouncey could miss half the season
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Nike Youth USC Trojans Cardinal #9 Football Game Jersey