USC Vs. Hawaii: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

LOS ANGELES - FILE: Reggie Bush #5 of the USC Trojans prays in the middle of the field before the game against the California Golden Bears on October 9, 2004 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. It was reported that the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) announced that it has stripped the University of Southern California of its football national championship in 2004, a repercussion tied to the ineligibility of former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush June 6, 2011. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The No. 1 ranked USC Trojans host Hawaii in their season-opener.

The No. 1 ranked USC Trojans open their season at home on Sept. 1, hosting the Hawaii Warriors. The Trojan offense will be headed by Quarterback Matt Barkley, who passed up the 2012 NFL Draft to play his senior year at USC. Barkley finished sixth in the Heisman voting in 2011, posting a 39-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 69.1% completion rate in the 2011 season.

Barkley has a pair of quality targets in Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, one of the best wide reciever tandems in the country. The Trojans offensive line may be where USC struggles, as departing senior Matt Kalil has been replaced by sophomore Aundrey Walker. He'll have to face Art Laurel, the fearsome pass rusher from Hawaii who collected nine sacks in 2011.

USC's defense looks to have improved since the 2011 season, and stopping Hawaii's run game should provide an early, manageable test for the squad. USC will be looking to prove they deserve their No. 1 ranking from the get-go, and Hawaii should provide an excellent opportunity to do just that.

Game time, TV channel: 4:30 p.m. PT, Fox

Point spread: USC favored by 40

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