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USC Football: Is Defense Ready for Mike Leach's Air Raid Offense?
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With the first game of the season in the books and USC's defensive domination of Hawaii a memory, the Trojans turn their attention to Washington State and Mike Leach's productive "Air Raid" offense.

As they do, a ton of things must concern defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast about the task at hand.

Although the Cougars lost on the road 31-24 to Auburn, they acquitted themselves very nicely and served notice that they are not the patsies they once were.

Against an SEC team and at a venue that is difficult to play in, WSU hung tough in a game that wasn't decided until the very end.

Now the Trojans face a Washington State offense that produced almost 500 total yards, almost 350 of which came through the air.

This slideshow will look at the test USC hopes to pass this Saturday and offer some glimpses into Leach's vaunted aerial attack.

Without further delay, here is what the Trojans will have to deal with this week. 

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