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Opening the season with a 52-6 loss to Alabama and then two more losses in the next three games, it seemed clear that USC wasn’t deserving of its preseason ranking. However, the Trojans won eight games in a row to close out the season, even beating playoff-invitee Washington.
Now USC will get a shot to take on Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Clay Helton has done a phenomenal job turning things around this season and the Trojans look to be the best team from the Pac-12 to not make it to the College Football Playoff.
The Nittany Lions were 2-2 after four games. The Trojans were 1-3. Neither has lost since, and both head into the Rose Bowl firing well on any number of cylinders. Penn State got healthier, started playing defense, and rode a combination of thrilling upsets, smooth wins, and comeback triumphs to get here.