Breaking down USC's defeat by Arizona State

Arizona State defeated USC, 38-34, on a Hail Mary pass in the final seven seconds of Saturday's game at the Coliseum.

The Sun Devils' victory snapped their streak of seven consecutive losses at the Coliseum, dating to 1999.


The Trojans gave up 541 yards of offense, including 510 passing yards and five touchdowns to Arizona State backup quarterback Mike Bercovici.

USC falls to 3-2 overall, 2-1 in Pac-12 Conference play.

Times columnist Bill Dwyre joined beat reporter Gary Klein and me last night at the Coliseum to discuss USC's loss.

Here's the rundown:

  • Arizona State's Hail Mary

  • Dwyre says deja vu for Pat Haden

  • USC's confusion on defense

  • Mike Bercovici ran the show

  • Why defend a field goal?

  • USC's dropped passes

  • Future of Cody Kessler

  • College Football Playoff

  • How will USC respond?

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