Matt Barkley powers USC to win

QB puts together his most complete game in 49-36 win at Hawaii; defense struggles

Updated: September 3, 2010, 1:54 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

HONOLULU -- People looking for definitive answers about the USC football team won't get much to chew on from Thursday night's season-opening 49-36 win at Hawaii. At best, you get a hint of what this team can accomplish under coach Lane Kiffin and a notion of what it could be in for.

If you pay close attention, you can hear whispers of its promise and also rustlings of its downfall.

The nation -- or at least the part that was working the night shift -- learned what all the hype was ...

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