Trojans have 'mark of a champion'

Originally Published: October 9, 2004
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine

LOS ANGELES -- USC didn't beat the Cal Bears so much as it survived them. Kinda like a baseball team that gets no-hit by a flawless pitcher and yet still claws out the win anyway. That's how amazing Cal QB Aaron Rodgers was Saturday afternoon in the Coliseum and that's how gutty USC was in response.

The top-ranked Trojans won despite having two all-star type tailbacks in LenDale White and Reggie Bush manage just 41 rushing yards -- the program's lowest total in a victory in nearly a half-century ...

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