The truth about what this team proved by beating Utah. TrojanCampaign Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,560 Likes Received: 947 Sep 20, 2019 #1 A few takeaways for me. I have been consistently saying for weeks now, USC is the fifth most talented team in the country. If this team played a game was good execution, they could compete with anyone. Utah is extremely overrated. This is that awkward time in the year when we don't know how to rank most of the top 25. But I must ask, what good team has Utah beaten this year? Did Utah bring in a top 15 recruiting class? Did they win a bunch of games last year? The answer to all of those questions is no. Utah like the rest of the teams in our conference are built like a gang of 5 teams. Every few years they can put together a team of upperclassmen. And within that team you have a few key players. But when those key players are gone the entire team falls apart. Utah looked like a MWC team. Sometimes we have a no line that is badly coached. But we have talented players who are coachable at every position. Utah on the other hand was extremely outmatched. Their QB was running for his life. Their receivers were meh. That big defensive tackle looks like the only defensive who could even start on our team. I'm truly happy that we won, but this still seems like a flashback to last season. We can win games and we have significantly more Talent than the other team. But this team is never going to make it to the next level like this. If we were playing a team like Georgia or Clemson blown out by playing the way that we did. A win is always better than a loss but this win just felt like another case of us getting by because we have so many 4-5* recruits that Pac-12 teams don't have. I think this team exceeds expectations and wins 8+games though. jjg4sc, gubo&palanka, Kaptain Karl and 5 others like this.