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USC 38, Idaho 10

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A lot of the post-game analysis of USC's victory over Idaho on Saturday uses terms like "lackluster," "stalled," "uninspired," "sputtering" among others. The general consensus seems to be that since we did not run up the 45 point margin that odds makers had predicted that the Trojan effort was somehow lacking.

Well, anyone who picked up a paper on Sunday knows that USC defeated Idaho by a score of 38 to 10. The Vandals were held to a single field goal in the first half, scored in the final seconds before halftime, and a touchdown with 2:42 remaining in the game, as they faced USC's second team.

Sure, after rattling off 21 unanswered points to start the game, the Trojans slowed in the second quarter. Idaho out gained the Trojans in both yardage (122-80) and first downs (8-4) during the second period, but still only managed to squeeze 3 points out of that advantage.

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