Final: USC 42, Syracuse 29
The game included everything from a sloppy first half, to over an hour rain delay and a six touchdown performance by a birthday boy.
USC traveled over 2,500 miles to New Jersey to take on the Syracuse Orange, and won the game with a convincing second half performance. It took a while for the Trojans to get going, but with quarterback Matt Barkley, and his six touchdown passes, Lane Kiffin's club was able to pull away in the fourth quarter.
Syracuse did the best they could, and even finished with more total yards than USC, but it simply wasn't enough.
USC now goes to 2-0 on the season and will take on Stanford next week, while Syracuse will take on Stony Brook, a matchup that should earn the Orange their first victory of the year.
This game certainly wasn't the prettiest for USC, but they will gladly take the win and will live to see another day.