"My dad never beat them, so he definitely has a chip on his shoulder when it comes to this rivalry," said McDonald, whose father, Tim, also was a defensive back at USC. "All of the Trojan family is watching. Everyone wants to see how the Trojans are going to play, how they're going to respond from last week. We've just got to be able to go out there and make a statement."
"This is a game where we can get our respect back and get a good feeling about ourselves," USC safety T.J. McDonald said.