Work remains before postseason

USC will have to improve by leaps and bounds if it wants to catch Kenjon Barner and Oregon. Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US Presswire

LOS ANGELES -- If you want to be the hero, you have to slay the dragon, and Saturday night in the Coliseum, the Trojans fell to the biggest and baddest fire-breathing dragon in the Pac-12, the undefeated Oregon Ducks.