USC preparing for worst from ASU

Trojans know Sun Devils, led by Burfict, will look to bait them into shenanigans

Updated: September 20, 2011, 11:24 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The job of the USC Trojans' service-team defense is to mimic what the offense is going to see on Saturdays.

At Tuesday's practice, here's what the coaches instructed the guys in the black jerseys to do, according to quarterback Matt Barkley: "Guys were popping guys left and right after the whistle."

This week's game at Arizona State is a lot of things to the Trojans. It's their first road test. It's a chance to put their imprint on the Pac-12 race even if, ultimately, ...

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