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USC routs Fresno State, 52-13, as freshmen shine
USC routs Fresno State, 52-13, as freshmen shine

Distractions surrounded USC all week as the Trojans prepared for Saturday's opener against Fresno State at the Coliseum, but there was no sign of trouble once the game began. USC ran 104 plays for 702 yards and seven touchdowns as the Steve Sarkisian era opened with a 52-13 rout over a Fresno State team that is considered to be one of the better teams in the Mountain West Conference. Eight different Trojans gained yards rushing, and 10 different players caught passes. It was the night of the freshmen. Two started on the offensive line, Damien Mama and Toa Lobendahn at right and left guard, respectively. Viane Talamaivao also checked in on the line to relieve Mama throughout...

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