After jumping out to a 35-0 lead at halftime, the Trojans took their foot off the pedal some in the second half, allowing a 18-yard touchdown pass from Sean Schroeder to Scott Harding in the opening minutes of the half. However, a 100-yard kickoff return by Marquis Lee on the ensuing kickoff ensured that Hawaii made up no ground.
Heisman Trophy favorite Matt Barkley looked the part as he completed 22-of-37 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns, primarily targeting his two favorite receivers, Lee and Robert Woods. Lee led the receivers with nine receptions for 190 yards and a touchdown, while Woods caught six passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns.
The Trojans will see their next action on Saturday when they travel to play Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. ET.