CULVER CITY, Calif. In 2012, USC had two reigning 1,000-yard rushers in its backfield.
Neither broke the 1K mark by season's end.
USC's running game was far less superior than it had been in years past. Lane Kiffin was and still is searching for answers.
The ground game, or lack thereof, contributed to the demise of the Trojans leading to a 7-6 2012.
However, if you ask Kiffin where his team's season began to change, he points to a pass play while speaking at Pac-12 media day at Sony Studios on Thursday.
It was the fourth Saturday in October. Kiffin's Trojans, 6-1 at the time, were in Tucson and in control in the second half, up by 15 points.
Matt Barkley looked to Robert Woods on a double move. If Woods catches it, it's a touchdown and USC is sitting pretty with a 22-point third quarter lead. However, the timing was way off. Barkley overshot Woods and it was all downhill for the Trojans from that point.
Marqise Lee's 345 yards receiving weren't enough to deliver a win that da...