The Bears need RB Daniel Lasco to be a difference maker versus USC. Bob Stanton USA Today

Cal running back Daniel Lasco is expected to play at full strength against USC in Berkeley on Saturday.

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The senior running back injured his hip against San Diego State in early September and hasn't been able to make a real impact since then. On the season, Lasco for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 38 carries. However, Lasco has only gained 41 yards on 14 carries since suffering the injury.

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes knows how much of a difference Lasco can make for the Bears' offense.

"I think he makes a big difference. I'm hoping we're going to find out," Dykes said earlier this week. "Certainly we've missed him."