12USC
Hawaii
49 - 36 Final
  for this game

No. 14 USC beats Hawaii 49-36 in Kiffin's debut

Sep 3, 2010 - 9:20 AM By JAYMES SONG AP Sports Writer

HONOLULU(AP) -- Southern California was all smiles, except for coach Lane Kiffin.

Matt Barkley and Ronald Johnson had record nights, connecting on three touchdowns to make Kiffin a winner in his Trojans' coaching debut. No. 14 USC beat Hawaii 49-36 on Thursday night to start the post-Pete Carroll era.

Barkley had 257 yards passing and tied a school record with five TD passes while Johnson matched a USC mark with his three TD catches. Johnson also returned a punt 89 yards for another score in USC's first game after being hit hard with sanctions by the NCAA that includes a postseason ban this season.

When asked how he was feeling after the inaugural win, Kiffin answered: "not very well."

"We didn't do it in the style that we wanted. We want to be tough, we want to be disciplined," he said. "I thought we were tough today. I thought that we played physical in parts of the game, but we weren't disciplined."

Besides big performances by Barkley and Johnson, Marc Tyler finished with 154 yards on 17 carries.

While his players racked up career numbers, Kiffin pointed to a different stat: 11 penalties for 100 yards.

"I'm really disappointed with everything in general, but more important than anything was the (lack of) discipline," said the 35-year-old coach.

The players, however, were thrilled with the victory after going through a tumultuous offseason.

"It's huge for our whole team, for coach Kiffin, for the program, for all of the guys, it's big time," Barkley said. "It's awesome, but it's just a start."

While USC's offense looked as potent as ever, the defense allowed Hawaii to hang in the game and showed some holes. The Trojans couldn't stop the Warriors, who gained 588 yards to USC's 524.

"Defensively, we didn't play very well obviously," said Kiffin, who rejoined the program after a year with the University of Tennessee and 20 games with the NFL's Oakland Raiders. Before that, he served as a USC assistant for six seasons under Carroll, including the last two as offensive coordinator.

With USC's depleted roster, Hawaii coach Greg McMackin said he could tell the Trojans were "gassed," so the Warriors kept rotating in fresh players.

The problem was, USC's offense never tired out.

"We ended up winning the game, which was good, but obviously as you can see, we've got some depth concerns and issues," Kiffin said. "We're got a lot of work to do, which was obvious."

Kiffin raised some eyebrows early in the game when he decided to go for 2-point conversions after USC's first three touchdowns. One was successful.

He said when the first one failed, it put his team in a position of going for it again.

"I thought that if we had some good plays lined up, we'd be able to make it and we kind of kept going with that for a while and after the score was up to a certain number we went back to extra points," Kiffin said.

Barkley, who was spotty last year as a freshman starter, was sharp and efficient in the first game of his highly anticipated sophomore season. He completed his first seven passes and finished 18 of 23.

He became the fifth USC player to toss five TD passes in a game and the first since Mark Sanchez in 2008.

"It was a good start for Matt, five touchdowns passes and no interceptions," Kiffin said. "Ronald had four overall touchdowns, which was good to see and Marc, in his first start, got probably nine or 10 yards a carry.

"So we had some good things. We've got a long way to go, but the good thing is we didn't have any injuries and we're 1-0."






  • 50
    roots
    MattDOOM777 Added 5 roots

    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 36  FinalSep 3 3:46 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    USC 14 13 15 7 49
    HAWAII 3 13 7 13 36 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: USC - TD, DAVID AUSBERRY 46 YD PASS
    FROM MATT BARKLEY (TWO-POINT
    PASS CONVERSION FAILED),
    4:53. USC 6-0
    HAWAII - FG, SCOTT ENOS 24 YD, 8:27. USC
    6-3
    USC - TD, RONALD JOHNS

    Sep 3 2:57 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 49
    HAWAII 36 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 3 2:57 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 30 YD PASS FROM SHANE AUSTIN (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)






    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 36  4th - 3:52Sep 3 2:48 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 30 YD PASS FROM SHANE AUSTIN (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)






    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 36  4th - 3:52Sep 3 2:48 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD HAWAII
    KEALOHA PILARES 30 YD PASS FROM SHANE AUSTIN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    USC 49
    HAWAII 36 3:52 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 36  4th - 3:52Sep 3 2:48 AM



  • TD USC MARC TYLER 44 YD RUN (JOE HOUSTON KICK)






    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:35Sep 3 2:39 AM



  • TD USC MARC TYLER 44 YD RUN (JOE HOUSTON KICK)






    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:35Sep 3 2:39 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 49
    HAWAII 30 6:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    USC(14) 49, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:35Sep 3 2:39 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 65 YD PASS FROM SHANE AUSTIN (SCOTT ENOS KICK)







    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:48Sep 3 2:38 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 65 YD PASS FROM SHANE AUSTIN (SCOTT ENOS KICK)







    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:48Sep 3 2:38 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 65 YD PASS FROM SHANE AUSTIN (SCOTT ENOS KICK)







    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:48Sep 3 2:38 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 42
    HAWAII 30 6:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 30  4th - 6:48Sep 3 2:38 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 42
    HAWAII 23 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 3 2:05 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 3 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (MITCH MUSTAIN RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)







    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 23  3rd - 0:27Sep 3 2:00 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 3 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (MITCH MUSTAIN RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)







    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 23  3rd - 0:27Sep 3 2:00 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 3 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (MITCH MUSTAIN RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)







    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 23  3rd - 0:27Sep 3 2:00 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 42
    HAWAII 23 0:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    USC(14) 42, Hawaii 23  3rd - 0:27Sep 3 2:00 AM



  • TD HAWAII ALEX GREEN 1 YD RUN (SCOTT ENOS KICK)






    USC(14) 34, Hawaii 23  3rd - 1:54Sep 3 1:53 AM



  • TD HAWAII ALEX GREEN 1 YD RUN (SCOTT ENOS KICK)






    USC(14) 34, Hawaii 23  3rd - 1:54Sep 3 1:53 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 34
    HAWAII 23 1:54 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    USC(14) 34, Hawaii 23  3rd - 1:54Sep 3 1:53 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 89 YD PUNT RETURN (JOE HOUSTON KICK)






    USC(14) 34, Hawaii 16  3rd - 7:17Sep 3 1:35 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 89 YD PUNT RETURN (JOE HOUSTON KICK)






    USC(14) 34, Hawaii 16  3rd - 7:17Sep 3 1:35 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 34
    HAWAII 16 7:17 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    USC(14) 34, Hawaii 16  3rd - 7:17Sep 3 1:35 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 33
    HAWAII 16 7:17 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    USC(14) 33, Hawaii 16  3rd - 7:17Sep 3 1:35 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 27
    HAWAII 16 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 3 12:58 AM



  • FG HAWAII SCOTT ENOS 18 YD





    USC(14) 27, Hawaii 16  2nd - 0:03Sep 3 12:56 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 27
    HAWAII 16 0:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    USC(14) 27, Hawaii 16  2nd - 0:03Sep 3 12:56 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 13 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (JOE HOUSTON KICK)







    USC(14) 27, Hawaii 13  2nd - 1:06Sep 3 12:42 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 13 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (JOE HOUSTON KICK)







    USC(14) 27, Hawaii 13  2nd - 1:06Sep 3 12:42 AM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 13 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (JOE HOUSTON KICK)







    USC(14) 27, Hawaii 13  2nd - 1:06Sep 3 12:42 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 27
    HAWAII 13 1:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    USC(14) 27, Hawaii 13  2nd - 1:06Sep 3 12:42 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 56 YD PASS FROM BRYANT MONIZ (SCOTT ENOS KICK)







    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 13  2nd - 2:57Sep 3 12:32 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 56 YD PASS FROM BRYANT MONIZ (SCOTT ENOS KICK)







    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 13  2nd - 2:57Sep 3 12:32 AM



  • TD HAWAII KEALOHA PILARES 56 YD PASS FROM BRYANT MONIZ (SCOTT ENOS KICK)







    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 13  2nd - 2:57Sep 3 12:32 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 20
    HAWAII 13 2:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 13  2nd - 2:57Sep 3 12:32 AM



  • FG HAWAII SCOTT ENOS 40 YD





    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 6  2nd - 7:27Sep 3 12:17 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 20
    HAWAII 6 7:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 6  2nd - 7:27Sep 3 12:17 AM



  • TD USC RHETT ELLISON 6 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)






    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 3  2nd - 12:19Sep 3 12:02 AM



  • TD USC RHETT ELLISON 6 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)






    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 3  2nd - 12:19Sep 3 12:02 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD USC
    RHETT ELLISON 6 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    USC 20
    HAWAII 3 12:19 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    USC(14) 20, Hawaii 3  2nd - 12:19Sep 3 12:02 AM


  • NCAAF
    USC 14
    HAWAII 3 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 2 11:51 PM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 1 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (MATT BARKLEY PASS TO RONALD JOHNSON FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)








    USC(14) 14, Hawaii 3  1st - 1:38Sep 2 11:44 PM



  • TD USC RONALD JOHNSON 1 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (MATT BARKLEY PASS TO RONALD JOHNSON FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)








    USC(14) 14, Hawaii 3  1st - 1:38Sep 2 11:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    USC 14
    HAWAII 3 1:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    USC(14) 14, Hawaii 3  1st - 1:38Sep 2 11:44 PM



  • FG HAWAII SCOTT ENOS 24 YD





    USC(14) 6, Hawaii 3  1st - 6:33Sep 2 11:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    USC 6
    HAWAII 3 6:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    USC(14) 6, Hawaii 3  1st - 6:33Sep 2 11:32 PM



  • TD USC DAVID AUSBERRY 46 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)






    USC(14) 6, Hawaii 0  1st - 10:07Sep 2 11:20 PM



  • TD USC DAVID AUSBERRY 46 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)






    USC(14) 6, Hawaii 0  1st - 10:07Sep 2 11:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD USC
    DAVID AUSBERRY 46 YD PASS FROM MATT BARKLEY
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    USC 6
    HAWAII 0 10:07 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    USC(14) 6, Hawaii 0  1st - 10:07Sep 2 11:20 PM
  • 45
    roots
    chairmanlau Added 5 roots

    USC(14) 0, Hawaii 0  1st - 13:07Sep 2 11:14 PM
  • 40
    roots
    420fire Added 5 roots

    USC(14) vs. HawaiiSep 2 10:58 PM
  • 15
    roots
    RmSvc Added 5 roots

    USC(14) vs. HawaiiAug 23 6:10 AM
  • 10
    roots
    LMPtG1 Added 5 roots

    USC(14) vs. HawaiiAug 13 10:23 AM