Expectations had never been higher for USC football as the Trojans entered the season No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. But they collapsed to a 7-6 finish that ended with a mail-it-in performance against Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl. How bad was it? USC became the first AP preseason No. 1 to finish with six losses. The low moment came when the Pac-12 Conference fined the program $25,000 after it was learned a student manager intentionally deflated footballs before the Oregon game.
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