Game-time updates

We're just about set for USC's home opener at the Coliseum against visiting Virginia.

Here are a couple last-minute things worthy of an update:

  • Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling is suited up alongside his Cavalier teammates and looked ready to go in pregame warmups. We will see, though -- remember, a week ago at this time USC's Nick Perry looked to be playing against Hawaii. Dowling would be a big help if Virginia hopes to stop USC's potent passing game.

  • On the topic of Perry, the redshirt sophomore defensive end was officially announced as the starter at left end for the Trojans in their pregame line-ups. He was expected to do so, although Lane Kiffin refrained from officially naming him as such all week long. Accordingly, Armond Armstead will start at under tackle, Jurrell Casey at nose and Wes Horton at right end.

We'll have quarter-by-quarter updates during the game.