The game against Washington on Saturday matches the Pacific 10 Conference's top three quarterbacks.
USC's Kyle Wachholtz leads the league with a 154.42 pass efficiency rating, Washington's Damon Huard is at 146.48 and USC starter Brat Otton is third at 140.50.
Tight end Tyler Cashman came out of the Notre Dame game with a sore lower back and is questionable for Saturday.
Tailback LaVale Woods, who injured a hamstring against Washington State on Oct. 14, is jogging in practice and might play Nov. 4 against Stanford. Tailback Leonard Green, sidelined because of a foot injury since the third week, might also return then.