College Football Week 2: #2 USC Vs. Syracuse
|Lane Kiffin had his players ready for their opener, a 49-10 win over Hawaii. He has recruited boatloads of four and five-star talents, especially at the skill positions.||Coaching||Doug Marrone, raised in the Bronx and a Syracuse alum, is in his fourth season as head coach. His team regressed last year after winning a bowl game in 2010. He’s a hard-nosed, detail-oriented coach who is still in the rebuilding process.|
|The opener couldn’t have gone better for the Trojan offense: Matt Barkley threw four touchdowns, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee had 16 catches and three touchdowns between them, and Penn State transfer running back Silas Redd scored as well.||Offense||Senior quarterbacks are always nice, and Syracuse has a pretty good one in Ryan Nassib. He’s an all-conference candidate who did everything he could in Saturday’s shootout with Northwestern, throwing for four touchdowns and completing at least three passes to eight different receivers.|
|Hawaii’s offense should be very good this season, and yet USC shut it down. The Trojans’ defense looks even better than expected, a scary thought for opposing coaches.||Defense||The ’Cuse defense wasn’t as bad in Week 1 as 42 points allowed might suggest. Even so, pass-rushing is not this unit’s strength, so Barkley and the Trojans are a bad matchup.|
|The Trojans looked great in all phases of special teams. Lee even returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.||Special Teams||Kicker Ross Krautman doesn’t have a booming leg, but he is reliable from moderate distances. Sophomore Jonathan Fisher averaged 52 yards a punt in the opener.|
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