On Saturday, USC posted its eighth win of the year, the most win in a season since 2019.
A Trojan team started the season 8–1 for the first time since 2008.
At USC Lincoln Riley is off to the best start for a first-year head coach.
Riley said, "Very proud to get to the eighth win here. Very important for us as a program."
Although the Trojans came away with a win, either side was not the team's best performance, according to Riley.
Saturday night head coach expected more from his team.
Riley also said, "Obviously, there's a lot to improve. We know we have to improve."
The head coach said that "disappointed" was a better word to describe his team's squad for Saturday night's game.