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We've been crying for LenDale White to get more involved in the USC offense, and today he didn't disappoint us. The power running back rushed for 197 yards in Troajns close 38-28 victory over Arizona State. Why was the game so close? Why did the Trojans play such an awful first half? Are they not as good as we think they are? The fact of the matter is that the USC offense played a horrific first half. The defense was fine, and only wore down a little late in the second quarter because it had been on the field in the heat for so long. But the offense committed nine first half penalties alone which were embarrassing. Penalties were problematic in Trojan wins over Hawaii and Oregon, but only today did it almost cost USC a chance to win.