Despite dismantling Hawaii, USC is no longer the nation’s No. 1 team. That honor belongs to Alabama.
Still, USC had a very promising start in their opener and took their foot off the pedal during that game. The score could’ve been worse, although it really wouldn’t have mattered.
Week 2 takes the Trojans across the country to Syracuse to play in an intriguing out-of-conference game in a much different time zone. This will undoubtedly be an adjustment for USC, although Syracuse certainly isn’t the most challenging foe on their schedule.
Robert Woods didn’t put up staggering numbers in the opener, but he did find the end zone, which is very good news. His health will be something to look for once again, while the defense will look to just try to stay healthy with limited depth. You can expect lots of points in this one, although many will come from one side.