Rey Maualuga, Todd Boeckman
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USC 35, Ohio State 3

Rey Maualuga, Todd Boeckman
USC linebacker Rey Maualuga heads toward the end zone for a 48-yard touchdown return after intercepting a pass from the soon-to-be knocked down Todd Boeckman of Ohio State late in the second quarter Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Rey Maualuga
USC linebacker Rey Maualuga heads down the sideline after picking off a pass by Ohio State‘s Todd Boeckman in the second quarter Saturday. Maualuga would score his first touchdown as a Trojan with a 48-yard return.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Taylor Mays, Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing
USC safety Taylor Mays leaps over teammate Brian Cushing (10) to try to congratulate linebacker Rey Maualuga after he returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Pete Carroll, Rey Maualuga
USC Coach Pete Carroll is all smiles after Rey Maualuga (58) came up with a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter against Ohio State. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Todd Boeckman fumble
USC defensive players (from left) Clay Matthews, Fili Moala and Kyle Moore converge on a fumble by Buckeyes quarterback Todd Boeckman during the first half Saturday.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Sanchez
USC quarterback Mark Sanchez passed for 172 yards and four touchdowns Saturday against Ohio State. He completed 17 of 28 passes with one interception. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jim Tressel
Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel, with star running back Chris “Beanie” Wells (background) unable to play against USC, shows his frustration after the Buckeyes had a touchdown nullified by a holding penalty in the first half Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Joe McKnight
USC tailback Joe McKnight has the Ohio State defense turning circles during a big gain in the first half Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Stanley Havili
USC fullback Stanley Havili hauls in a pass from Mark Sanchez on a 47-yard scoring play during the first half Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Averell Spicer, Terrelle Pryor
USC defensive lineman Averell Spicer puts the clamps on Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor during the first half Saturday.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Rey Maualuga, Dan Herron
USC linebacker Rey Maualuga delivers a hit that pops the helmet off Ohio State running back Dan Herron in the second quarter Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Blake Ayles
USC tight end Blake Ayles hauls in a one-yard touchdown catch over a stumbling Anderson Russell of Ohio State during the second quarter Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Blake Ayles, Stanley Havili
USC tight end Blake Ayles is congratulated by fullback Stanley Havili after catching a touchdown pass in the second quarter Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Ellison
USC safety Kevin Ellison leaps high to make an interception along the sideline Saturday against Ohio State.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Clay Matthews, Todd Boeckman
USC’s Clay Matthews forces a fumble with a sack of Ohio State quarterback Todd Boeckman during the second quarter Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Clay Matthews, Todd Boeckman
Ohio State quarterback Todd Boeckman is sacked by USC’s Clay Matthews and fumbles in the second quarter Saturday. Kyle Moore would recover the ball.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dan Herron
The helmet of Ohio State running back Dan Herron goes flying after he collides with USC defensive players in the first quarter Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Thomas, Dane Sanzenbacher
USC defensive back Kevin Thomas takes Ohio State receiver Dane Sanzenbacher off his feet with a tackle in the first quarter Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brian Robiskie, Kyle Moore, Taylor Mays, Brian Cushing
USC defenders Kyle Moore, left, Taylor Mays and Brian Cushing (10) bring down Ohio State receiver Brian Robiskie in the first half Saturday.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Everson Griffen, Rory Nicol
USC defensive end Everson Griffen spells out the letter C in front of Ohio State’ Rory Nicol as fans chant “U-S-C” in the second half Saturday.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Patrick Turner, Malcolm Jenkins
Trojans receiver Patrick Turner pulls down a Mark Sanchez pass against the defense of Ohio State’s Malcolm Jenkins in the second half Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Damian Williams
USC receiver Damian Williams breaks into the clear on one of his two touchdowns receptions Saturday against Ohio State.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Sanchez, Damian Williams
USC quarterback Mark Sanchez and receiver Damian Williams celebrate after connecting on the first of two touchdown pass plays in the second half Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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