While the USC Trojans dominated the Hawaii Warriors last night in Honolulu, not much should be read into the lopsided 30-13 final score.
After the smoke cleared, the favorites did what they were supposed to, but questions still remain as to where USC belongs in the PAC-12 hiearchy.
As for the Trojans' opponent across the Pacific Ocean, well, they're just glad the night is over. Without further ado, here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from last night's contest.
USC's defense. The Trojans put on a clinic against the Warriors, intercepting four passes and racking up seven sacks. In addition to giving up only 13 points, USC also held Hawaii to 23 yards rushing.
USC's run game. Despite missing the services of starting tailback Silas Redd, the Trojans were still able to run away from the Warriors to the tune of 192 yards, led by Tre Madden's 109 yards.
Marqise Lee. The junior receiver and Heisman Trophy candidate did not disappoint, catching eight passes for 104 yards.
USC's quarterback situation. Neither Cody Kessler or Max Wittek appeared to separate themselves in this year's QB competition, as the former threw a pick and only one TD, while the latter completed only 50 percent of his passes.
Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham. Graham, the son of former Ohio State quarterback Kent Graham and a former Buckeye himself, completed a mere 16 of 41 passes in addition to throwing 4 interceptions. While it was clear the Warriors were outmatched from the start, it was clearly an unauspicious start for the junior signal caller.
Hawaii's offensive line. Not only did they allow seven USC sacks, but the Warrior run game was M.I.A. all night.