"I am from the standpoint that we're coming home," Smith said. "I'm not from the standpoint that I felt we should have won all three. I'm disappointed and I'm angry, and I think the players are, too."
USC is 1-1-1 after tying San Diego State, defeating Oklahoma and losing to Washington.
Smith, asked if he is surprised that USC's defense has developed so quickly: "You say quickly. I thought it was going to come together last year, and it didn't." . . . USC's Curtis Conway leads the Pac-10 with an average of 102.3 yards receiving per game. Conway, who leads the Trojans with 19 receptions for 307 yards, had 21 catches for 240 yards last season. . . . Oregon's Tommy Thompson, a junior from Lompoc High, tied a school record when he kicked five field goals last Saturday during a 30-20 victory over Arizona State. "He is probably the most talented kicker I've ever coached, at any level, including four years in the NFL," Coach Rich Brooks said.