The team that everybody forgot about might now be the best team in the land. USC steamrolled its way through Arizona State in a dominating 44-24 victory Thursday night in Tempe, and given the lack of a clear-cut super team in 2007, the Trojans have to enter the discussion.
Simply put, this is not a team to be trifled with.
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Little Richard performed at halftime and the Sun Devil dance team was strutting its stuff.
Dennis Erickson said of the Trojans: "Watching them play live, they're one of the best teams in the country. We happened to catch them when they played like one of the best teams in the country. All the credit goes to them. We didn't play good; they did." Quarterback Rudy Carpenter was bloodied up in the second half.
In honor of Thanksgiving, a turkey leg adorned the pitchfork of Sun Devil logo at midfield.
Among the celebrities in attendance: Sir Charles Barkley, a resident of the Valley of the Sun, and Aaron Boone, a former Trojan who spent last season with the Florida Marlins.