So much for the exhibition season.
USC's 59-9 rout of Idaho on Saturday night at the Coliseum ended the Trojans' two-game stint as an honorary member of the Sun Belt Conference, which amounted to nothing more than a warmup for the real part of their schedule.
USC, ranked eighth in the Associated Press media poll and 10th in the coaches' poll, improved to 2-0 heading into next week's Pac-12 Conference opener against Stanford.
Quarterback Cody Kessler passed for a career-best 410 yards and had three touchdown throws, all perfect strikes, as the Trojans rolled up 738 yards against another undermanned opponent.
"We've got plenty of stuff to clean up," Coach...