The USC Trojans defense responded with a 55-17 win over Colorado: 3 takeaways

No. 8 USC did what it was supposed to do Friday night: The Trojans beat a poor Colorado team 55-17.

The battered USC defense put on its best performance in recent memory and the offense came alive after an ugly first quarter. The Colorado game was going to be a blowout, and the Trojans eventually made it one.