Only one team can stop USC, and it's USC

After breezing through its first two games, USC discovered the one team that can slow it down -- the Trojans.

Updated: September 25, 2005, 11:50 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- The door to the visiting coaches' locker room burst open and USC's Pete Carroll strode through singing "The Heart of Rock & Roll," the old hit by Huey Lewis and the News. He -- Carroll, not Lewis -- flopped down in a chair, back against the wall, and switched to "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

As a singer, Carroll is one of the best football coaches in the country.

But you couldn't blame him. No. 1 USC had survived a month's worth of mistakes in the first half and come ...

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