There's no two ways about it: ASU football has struggled over the last few years, while the USC Trojans continue to be...well, USC. With an 11-game winning streak over the Sun Devils, the "rivalry" between ASU and USC was exceedingly one-sided.
That all changed this past season on a magical September evening, when the 23rd ranked Trojans came to Tempe for a key South division battle. Let's relive this historic night, thanks to the video talents of JediASU and his amazing YouTube channel.
First, Cameron Marshall made a major statement with this scintillating 70-yard touchdown run on the game's fourth play.
USC tried to answer back, but Vontaze Burfict had different ideas.
The Devils then drove down and capped a great half with this:
USC then stormed back in the second half to take a 22-21 lead.
That was short lived, thanks to these scoring runs by Marshall. The first took the lead...
...and then his third score gave the Devils a nice cushion.
With their 11-game winning streak slipping away, Matt Barkley mounted a final Trojan drive for victory. It ended quickly.
The streak was over. After the signature win of his ASU tenure, head coach Dennis Erickson got this: