The time has come today

USC needs a big-time performance against Colorado this weekend

Updated: October 19, 2012, 12:33 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
Robert WoodsKirby Lee/US PresswirePlaying against a struggling Colorado team, Robert Woods and the Trojans need to put together a dominant performance against the Buffaloes on Saturday.
In 1968, the L.A.-based, soul-rock group The Chambers Brothers had a high-energy, 11-minute hit called "Time Has Come Today." The Trojans should take the field against the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon with that hard-driving anthem booming out of the Coliseum's sound system.

Thanks to last Sunday's release of the first BCS standings, the Trojans' No. 10 ranking provided much-needed hope when it comes to the national championship picture. With games remaining against BCS-ranked teams such as Oregon (No. 3) and Notre Dame (No. 5), the time has come for the Trojans to stand up and show what they've really got.

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