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Trojans cruise past Warriors

UH loses 49-10 in Chow’s first game

September 2, 2012
By GREG BEACHAM , The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Although Matt Barkley and Marqise Lee both laughed it off, the symbolism was tough to miss. On the first play of No. 1 Southern California's first game after its postseason ban ended, the veteran quarterback hit his speedy receiver for an electrifying 75-yard touchdown.

The Trojans have been waiting two years for the chance to play for championships, and wouldn't postpone the chase even a minute longer.

That was bad news for the University of Hawaii football team.

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Ne’Quan Phillips of Hawaii reaches for a pass intended for Southern California’s Xavier Grimble during the first half of the Trojans’ 49-10 win over the Warriors on Saturday.

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Lee caught 10 passes for 197 yards and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score, and the top-ranked Trojans rolled to a 49-10 victory over the Warriors on Saturday.

Barkley kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign with 372 passing yards and four touchdowns.

"We're just excited to play football again," said Barkley, who opted against the NFL in order to return for his senior season. "There's so much talk, especially this year with all the rankings and the hype. This was just a good way to kick off the season, and really find that rhythm and that flow."

Duke transfer Sean Schroeder passed for 208 yards and a touchdown in his first start for UH, which faced a difficult assignment in coach Norm Chow's debut.

The former USC offensive coordinator is a head coach for the first time after 40 years in the profession, but his Warriors couldn't keep up in the opener of their first season since moving to the Mountain West Conference after 33 years in the Western Athletic Conference.

"We thought we would give them a better battle," Chow said. "We made too many mistakes, but we didn't quit, and USC knew they were in a game. We started one senior, a bunch of kids who have never played before, in front of 93,000 people. We were all kind of shaky, but we'll shore a few things up."

Schroeder hit Scott Harding with an 18-yard touchdown pass on the first series after halftime - but Lee replied by becoming just the second USC player to return a kickoff at least 100 yards, sprinting down the UH sideline for the his second career score on a kickoff return.

Jeremiah Ostrowski had seven catches for 34 yards for the Warriors.

USC has never lost in eight meetings with UH in a series dating to 1930 and including the 1936 Poi Bowl.

Silas Redd rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on a team-leading nine carries in the Penn State transfer's debut at USC, which led 35-0 at halftime and coasted to its 15th straight season-opening win.

The Trojans finished with 481 yards while allowing 264.

"They're a great team, but the taste is still a little bitter," said Schroeder, who graduated from Duke in three years without playing for the Blue Devils. "We have a lot to learn, and hopefully we can study what happened today and build on it."

During the game, the Trojans paid tribute to former linebacker Junior Seau, who killed himself in May. Seau's parents and children gathered on the field for an emotional ceremony between quarters.

Hawaii ................. 0 ....... 0 ..... 10 ..... 0-10

Southern Cal ..... 20 ..... 15 ....... 7 ..... 7-49

First Quarter

USC-Lee 75 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 14:46.

USC-R.Woods 20 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 5:33.

USC-Pullard 27 interception return (pass failed), 3:12.

Second Quarter

USC-Redd 31 run (pass failed), 13:31.

USC-R.Woods 2 pass from Barkley (run failed), 5:00.

USC-FG Heidari 28, :00.

Third Quarter

Haw-Harding 18 pass from Schroeder (Hadden kick), 10:11.

USC-Lee 100 kickoff return (Heidari kick), 10:00.

Haw-FG Hadden 36, 4:40.

Fourth Quarter

USC-Telfer 11 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 12:58.

HawUSC
First downs2020
Rushes-yards32-5623-81
Passing208394
Comp-Att-Int24-39-226-41-0
Return Yards3975
Punts-Avg.7-37.13-45.7
Fumbles-Lost3-21-1
Penalties-Yards9-838-74
Time of Possession32:3127:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Hawaii, Gregory 10-48, Iosefa 10-27, Schroeder 12-(minus 19). Southern Cal, Redd 9-56, Morgan 7-25, McNeal 5-10, Wittek 2-(minus 10).

PASSING-Hawaii, Schroeder 24-39-2-208. Southern Cal, Barkley 23-38-0-372, Wittek 3-3-0-22.

RECEIVING-Hawaii, Ostrowski 8-34, Iosefa 4-30, Stutzmann 3-49, Harding 3-43, Hall 3-17, Davis 1-16, Clapp 1-10, Gant 1-9. Southern Cal, Lee 10-197, R.Woods 6-42, Grimble 2-38, Vainuku 2-23, Redd 1-41, McNeal 1-20, Telfer 1-11, Blackwell 1-9, Farmer 1-7, Agholor 1-6.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Saturday's Results

EAST

Albany (N.Y.) 40, Colgate 23

Bowie St. 24, Assumption 20

Bridgewater (Va.) 23, St. Vincent 7

Castleton St. 35, Plymouth St. 7

Franklin & Marshall 35, Washington & Lee 29

Hobart 31, Dickinson 0

Indiana (Pa.) 33, S. Connecticut 6

Lebanon Valley 31, Montclair St. 21

Lehigh 27, Monmouth (N.J.) 17

Marist 35, Bryant 10

Miami 41, Boston College 32

New Haven 45, Merrimack 18

Northwestern 42, Syracuse 41

Notre Dame 50, Navy 10

Ohio 24, Penn St. 14

Otterbein 15, Gallaudet 0

Rowan 27, Delaware Valley 13

Stony Brook 49, CCSU 17

Susquehanna 37, Merchant Marine 21

Utica 40, St. Lawrence 7

West Virginia 69, Marshall 34

Widener 63, W. Connecticut 17

William Paterson 9, King's (Pa.) 3

Youngstown St. 31, Pittsburgh 17

* * *

SOUTH

Alabama 41, Michigan 14

Alabama A&M 7, Tuskegee 6

Alcorn St. 22, Grambling St. 21

Catawba 24, West Liberty 3

Clemson 26, Auburn 19

Coastal Carolina 29, NC A&T 13

Concordia-Selma 20, MVSU 19

Cumberland (Tenn.) 31, Kansas Wesleyan 10

Cumberlands 21, Belhaven 10

Delaware St. 17, VMI 10

Duke 46, FIU 26

E. Carolina 35, Appalachian St. 13

Emory & Henry 45, Ferrum 36

Florida 27, Bowling Green 14

Florida St. 69, Murray St. 3

Georgetown 35, Davidson 14

Georgia 45, Buffalo 23

Georgia Southern 58, Jacksonville 0

Greensboro 14, Guilford 13

Hampden-Sydney 20, Averett 6

Howard 30, Morehouse 29

Iowa Wesleyan 36, Siena Heights 34

James Madison 55, St. Francis (Pa.) 7

Johns Hopkins 36, Randolph-Macon 13

LSU 41, N. Texas 14

Lane 45, Edward Waters 28

Lindsey Wilson 36, Union (Ky.) 21

Louisiana-Lafayette 40, Lamar 0

Marian (Ind.) 31, Bethel (Tenn.) 7

Maryland 7, William & Mary 6

Mississippi 49, C. Arkansas 27

Mississippi St. 56, Jackson St. 9

Morgan St. 30, Sacred Heart 27, 4OT

N.C. Central 54, Fayetteville St. 31

Norfolk St. 24, Virginia St. 0

North Carolina 62, Elon 0

Old Dominion 57, Duquesne 23

Pikeville 14, Campbellsville 7

Presbyterian 45, Brevard 10

Rutgers 24, Tulane 12

Samford 24, Furman 21

Sewanee 30, Puget Sound 7

S. Florida 34, Chattanooga 13

St. Augustine's 28, Wingate 10

Tennessee St. 17, Florida A&M 14

The Citadel 49, Charleston Southern 14

Troy 39, UAB 29

UT-Martin 20, Memphis 17

UTSA 33, S. Alabama 31

Urbana 53, Tusculum 33

Virginia 43, Richmond 19

W. Kentucky 49, Austin Peay 10

Wake Forest 20, Liberty 17

Washington & Jefferson 23, Methodist 6

Wofford 34, Gardner-Webb 7

* * *

MIDWEST

Albion 55, Defiance 0

Augsburg 41, Concordia (Wis.) 20

Augustana (S.D.) 35, Northern St. (S.D.) 14

Carleton 20, Grinnell 14, OT

Carroll (Wis.) 24, Lakeland 17

Carthage 20, Adrian 17

Chicago 20, Beloit 6

Coe 33, Monmouth (Ill.) 3

Concordia (Ill.) 35, Lake Forest 27

Concordia (Moor.) 42, Jamestown 23

Cornell (Iowa) 41, Lawrence 39

Doane 41, Briar Cliff 28

Dubuque 39, Augustana (Ill.) 21

Elmhurst 36, Loras 0

Eureka 62, Knox 55

Graceland (Iowa) 28, Culver-Stockton 17

Grand Valley St. 48, W. Oregon 20

Hamline 37, Minn.-Morris 31

Heidelberg 45, Alma 0

Hope 42, North Park 24

Illinois 24, W. Michigan 7

Illinois College 51, Hanover 28

Illinois St. 56, Dayton 14

Illinois Wesleyan 49, Aurora 13

Indiana 24, Indiana St. 17

Iowa 18, N. Illinois 17

Iowa St. 38, Tulsa 23

Kalamazoo 29, Rose-Hulman 28

Kansas 31, S. Dakota St. 17

Kansas St. 51, Missouri St. 9

Macalester 53, Crown (Minn.) 6

Martin Luther 36, Maranatha Baptist 12

Mary 32, Concordia (St.P.) 26

Missouri 62, SE Louisiana 10

N. Dakota St. 52, Robert Morris 0

Nebraska 49, Southern Miss 20

Ohio Dominican 57, Lynchburg 6

Ohio St. 56, Miami (Ohio) 10

Purdue 48, E. Kentucky 6

Robert Morris-Chicago 42, Olivet 0

Saginaw Valley St. 28, Valdosta St. 24

Simpson (Iowa) 31, Wis.-River Falls 22

St. Francis (Ind.) 39, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 31

St. John's (Minn.) 52, Northwestern (Minn.) 7

St. Olaf 28, Luther 23

St. Thomas (Minn.) 27, Wis.-Eau Claire 24

Tiffin 23, McKendree 13

Wartburg 73, Mac Murray 0

Wayne (Neb.) 49, Minn. St.-Moorhead 6

Waynesburg 34, Muskingum 23

Westminster (Mo.) 40, Rockford 0

Whitworth 28, St. Scholastica 13

Wis. Lutheran 31, Ripon 0

Wis.-LaCrosse 21, North Central 17

Wis.-Oshkosh 47, Central 28

Wis.-Platteville 56, Buena Vista 13

Wisconsin 26, N. Iowa 21

Wittenberg 44, Capital 17

* * *

SOUTHWEST

Ark.-Pine Bluff 17, Langston 14

Arkansas 49, Jacksonville St. 24

Louisiana College 34, Webber Intl. 16

Millsaps 23, Mississippi College 17

Oklahoma 24, UTEP 7

Oklahoma St. 84, Savannah St. 0

Texas 37, Wyoming 17

Texas Lutheran 38, Austin 16

Texas Southern 44, Prairie View 41

Texas St. 30, Houston 13

Texas Tech 44, Northwestern St. 6

Trinity (Texas) 56, Howard Payne 7

W. New Mexico 54, Sul Ross St. 44

Wesley 34, E. Texas Baptist 14

Willamette 58, Hardin-Simmons 34

* * *

FAR WEST

Air Force 49, Idaho St. 21

Arizona 24, Toledo 17, OT

Cal Poly 41, San Diego 14

Colorado St. 22, Colorado 17

Fresno St. 37, Weber St. 10

Montana 35, South Dakota 24

Nevada 31, California 24

New Mexico 66, Southern U. 21

Nicholls St. at Oregon St., ppd.

Oregon 57, Arkansas St. 34

Portland St. 38, Carroll (Mont.) 20

Southern Cal 49, Hawaii 10

Washington 21, San Diego St. 12

 
 

 

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