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               === Barkley, USC take care of Hawaii in opener ===
 
 Los  Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Barkley and Marqise Lee hooked up for
 a  75-yard touchdown  on the game's opening play and Southern California began
 its season with a 49-10 romp of Hawaii.
 
 Barkley  completed 23-of-38 throws for 372 yards and four touchdowns. Lee, who
 also  returned  a kickoff 100 yards  for a touchdown, ended with 10 receptions
 for 197 yards.
 
 At  10-2,  USC was one of  the best teams in  the country last season, but the
 Trojans  (1-0) were  banned from the postseason for a second straight year due
 to NCAA violations.
 
 They're  now  eligible for the  BCS, and third-year  coach Lane Kiffin got his
 team off to a strong start Saturday.
 
 "He  did really well,"  Kiffin said of Barkley. "He was a couple of drops away
 from some big time numbers. He handled the hype really well."
 
 Silas  Redd, a transfer  from Penn State, rushed nine times for 57 yards and a
 score.
 
 Sean  Schroeder finished  24-of-39 for  208  yards with  a  TD and  a pair  of
 interceptions  for the Warriors (0-1), who began their inaugural season in the
 Mountain  West after  33 years in the Western Athletic Conference. Hawaii went
 6-7 last season.
 
 Hawaii coach Norm Chow made his debut against USC, where he spent four seasons
 as offensive coordinator (2001-04).
 
 "We  made  too many  mistakes early  in the  game with  some dropped balls and
 special teams and missed tackles," Chow said. "But there's a long way to go."
 
 Lee  took a short quick pass from Barkley on the left side of the field, faked
 out a tackler and dashed down the sideline to the end zone.
 
 Later  in the  first quarter,  Barkley led  the Trojans  on a  99-yard scoring
 drive, and capped it with a 20-yard TD pass to Robert Woods on the left side.
 
 Redd  fumbled  the wall away  later in the  opening quarter, but Hayes Pullard
 returned  an  interception 27 yards  for a touchdown  and a 20-0 lead. Barkley
 failed on a pass for the 2-point conversion.
 
 Redd  scored  on a  31-yard run to  the right  side of the  field early in the
 second quarter, and it became 32-0 on Barkley's two-yard scoring toss to Woods
 with five minutes left in the half.
 
 The  Trojans forced  a Schroeder fumble after  a sack by George Uko, and Andre
 Heidari kicked a 28-yard field goal on the final play of the half.
 
 "I agree with Woods, the offense was in the 'C' range," Barkley said. "We left
 a  lot of points on the table. It felt like we could have scored 100 points in
 the first half."
 
 Schroeder  found Scott  Harding for an 18-yard score on the opening possession
 of  the third quarter,  but Lee picked up a block near the USC 10-yard line on
 the ensuing kickoff and was off to the races down the right sideline to extend
 the lead to 42-7.
 
 Tyler  Hadden's 36-yard  field goal in the third quarter and Barkley's 11-yard
 TD pass to Randall Telfer in the fourth finished the scoring.
 
 "I  thought we were prepared and came out with good energy," said Schroeder, a
 former  Duke  quarterback who  graduated in  only three  years in Durham. "I'm
 proud  of how  the team played and  fought until the end. We've got to execute
 more and cut down on the mental mistakes, myself included."
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Hawaii  is  29-52 all-time  against current members  of the Pac-12 conference,
 including  an  0-8 mark  against USC  ... The  Trojans have  won their last 15
 season-openers  ...  The  Trojans  outgained Hawaii  353-83  by  halftime  and
 finished with a 481-264 yardage advantage.
 
 
 
 
 09/02 02:22:35 ET