It's becoming a trend around USC. Lane Kiffin's teams and their sluggish starts. It was back against Syracuse, but hopefully it doesn't hang around.
Syracuse's offense, led by senior quarterback Ryan Nassib, can pass with anyone, but can the Orange put up enough points to hang with the No. 2-ranked USC Trojans?
An easy victory gave USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin a chance to empty the benches early against Hawaii, giving first-year players some valuable experience.
With less than three months before the opening of the 2012 season, WeAreSC takes a preliminary look at the Trojans' schedule.
USC looks to pick up the scoring in the second half while trying to slow down an efficient Syracuse passing attack.
The 2011 season might have just ended, but it's not too early for USC fans to look at the 2012 schedule.
USC shows there is more to its passing attack than throwing to Robert Woods; young players make positive first impressions.
USC picked a good time to play a good second half, as its schedule gets more difficult in the upcoming weeks.
Trojans stand up, answer Syracuse's third-quarter challenge before rolling to a 38-17 victory.
Thought to be a future DB prospect, Marqise Lee is standing out in competition for starting WR spot alongside Robert Woods.
Devon Kennard is feeling at home at his old position while several Trojans are expected to make season debuts Saturday.
As the season's third game approaches, USC is searching for the right cornerback combination and a starter at left guard.
The climate of college football has changed since Syracuse last visited Los Angeles in 1967.
Syracuse is undefeated thanks to an explosive passing attack and hard-hitting safeties, but USC presents toughest test to date.