USC-Virginia Report Card

Here’s the USC-Virginia grades.

RESULT: No. 3 USC 52, Virginia 7
RECORD: 1-0
WEEK 1 GPA: B+

QUARTERBACK

Need game where team actually rushes quarterback to judge Mark Sanchez properly.

B

RUNNING BACKS

C.J. Gable’s hot start deserved more than nine carries.

B-

WIDE RECEIVERS

Ronald Johnson’s toe inside sideline catch more impressive than deep touchdown reception.

A-

OFFENSIVE LINE

The Trojans’ Achilles’ heel answered every question posed in Virginia.

A

DEFENSIVE LINE

Clay Matthews deserves more playing time after six tackles, two recovered fumbles.

A-

LINEBACKERS

Rey Maualuga did not throw up from watching Virginia’s offense.

B+

SECONDARY

It’s a rare sight when two USC players are fighting for an interception.

B-

SPECIAL TEAMS

Joe McKnight fumbled a punt return? Really?

C-

COACHING

Just another garden variety cross-country season-opening blowout.

B

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