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Sunday, September 25, 2011
USC jumps ahead

By Ted Miller

TEMPE, Ariz. -- USC used halftime to completely transform from a flat, sloppy team to a cooly-efficient, and even dominant, one.

Using the pass to set up the run, the Trojans put together touchdown drives of 65 and 80 yards to jump ahead of Arizona State 22-21 -- a 2-point conversion attempt failed.

To steal a Doug Haller tweet: "USC had 142 total yards in first half. In their first two second-half drives, the Trojans have 145."

It's possible an injury-riddled ASU defense is wearing down.

Now, can the Sun Devils' offense answer?