Coach Jess Hill lost eight of the 1953 starting line-up, but his squad developed rapidly, and many Coast observers think that Hill's multiple offense, in which the Trojans run from the single wing, the tight T and the wing T, may be just what is needed to upset Ohio State. The left half is the big runner in the USC attack, and because Quarterback Jim Contratto prefers passing to running, the pass has been a Trojan trademark this season?just as pass defense has been one of the few Ohio State weaknesses on occasion. Contratto will often try throwing for the distance in an effort to break his receivers past the opposition's halfbacks on their inside. Leon Clarke and Lindon Crow are fine receivers and well able to take it away from defenders when covered. From the single wing the team's favorite play has been the buck lateral keep. USC has looked both good and bad on defense, but when linemen such as Orlando Ferrante, Mario Da Re, George Galli, Marv Goux and Ed Fouch have a good day, it's never a picnic for the opposition.