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.