LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three days after Southern California's comeback season got derailed at Stanford, the 13th-ranked Trojans still can't quite believe how quickly their imperfections were exposed.
Robert Woods said Tuesday he's still in shock. Matt Barkley says he wasn't expecting the loaded Trojans to struggle in any game the way they did in their 21-14 loss, leading to an 11-spot drop in the rankings this week.
But the senior quarterback has reminded his teammates it's only September, which means USC's dreams of major postseason success after a two-year absence are still very much alive.
The Trojans must patch their struggling offensive line in time to face California at the Coliseum on Saturday, so coach Lane Kiffin has re-opened competition for Aundrey Walker's starting job at left tackle.