It's no surprise that USC won their opening game with a lopsided score, the #1 team up against the #113 team, but it was still somewhat of a letdown. USC was expected to win by 45 points, and only won 38-10. Neither the offense nor the defense sparked the way they were supposed to. Booty played well, but his passing game was not as strong as his predecessor, Matt Leinart. Even worse, the defense against Idaho's passing game was very weak. They were held to ten points, but it really should have been a much bigger blowout.
USC's first real challenge will be in two weeks against Nebraska.