Arizona, USC’s foe Saturday in Tucson, is 4-0 against the likes of Texas El Paso, Pacific, Illinois and Oregon State. Said Arizona Coach Dick Tomey Tuesday: “We’ll know a lot more about our defense after this week. We haven’t played an outstanding quarterback or offensive line, like SC has. SC has played better competition.”
Starting left guard Joel Crisman’s big toe injury will cause him to miss his third straight game Saturday. . . . USC “superfan” Giles Pellerin attended his 730th consecutive USC game Saturday, two days after he was released from a hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. Pellerin, 86, collapsed and nearly died of a ruptured abdominal artery Sept. 12, the morning after watching USC lose at Penn State.