USC had its chance to settle debate on field

Here we are again. Another bowl season and another year that, for all we know, USC could be the best team in the nation.
Yet for the third straight season, the Trojans are left with what-ifs.
What if USC, full of momentum after a big win over Ohio State in September and fresh from a 12-day break between games, could’ve beaten heavy underdog Oregon State?
What if the Trojans, annually the kings of recruiting, played Oklahoma or Florida in the BCS national championship game?

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1/1/09