Here are the grades for the season-opening game.
RESULT: USC 19, Minnesota 17
WEEK 1 GPA: C+
Can’t pin poor offensive production on Matt Barkley.
New offensive line but little flair from backs. Where’s Dillon Baxter?
Is there anything Robert Woods can’t do? Stop other WR’s drops?
Game plan showed lack of confidence with inexperienced group.
Shut down the run but needed more sacks.
Chris Galippo’s 1.5 sacks and Hayes Pullard’s eight tackles were impressive.
Torin Harris made up for touchdown pass with game-saving interception.
Devised crazy snap and run to Rhett Ellison on first two-point play.
Simple advice for Lane Kiffin: Stop going for two points.