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Sunday, September 12, 2010
USC leads Virgina 14-7 at half

By Ted Miller

At Hawaii, the USC offense looked great, the defense terrible. It's not a mirror image versus Virginia, but it's close.

The Trojans scored a late touchdown to go up 14-7, but the offense has been sputtering.

The defense hasn't been gangbusters, but just seven points is what matters.

The biggest issue? Penalties, which was a big problem at Hawaii, too. The Trojans have been flagged seven times for 65 yards, and it's only halftime. One penalty, a holding call, killed a long touchdown pass to Ronald Johnson.

It's not Matt Barkley's fault, though. He's completed 14-of-21 for 147 yards with two touchdowns.