The No.-15 ranked USC Trojans opened the season with a 43-21 victory over the Nevada Las Vegas Rebels on Saturday at the Coliseum. Former Mater Dei High teammates and true freshmen JT Daniels and Amon-ra St. Brown connected for a 43-yard scoring pass. Daniels completed 22 of 35 passes for 282 yards. St. Brown had seven catches for 98 yards. USC running back Aca’Cedric Ware gained 100 yards and had one touchdown while Chase McGrath tied a school record with five field goals.