About Those Passes

Earlier today, I mentioned it would be interesting to ask Steve Sarkisian about the decision to pass so much and not use a balanced offense. The Trojans threw 35 of their first 58 plays.
“Early in the game, we wanted to get Mark in a rhythm and get him feeling comfortable,” Sarkisian said.
He then added, “The goal is to be balanced by the end of the game.”
Of course, I said it would be interesting to ask, not that the answer would be interesting.
I don’t put much stock in that last quote, because USC was just running out the clock, so of course the runs would increase.