USC vs. Hawaii: Live Score, Analysis and Results

Alex CallosCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24:  Head Coach Lane Kiffin of the USC Trojans walks away from Max Wittek #13 and Cody Kessler #6 as they warm up before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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USC 30, Hawaii 13-Final

It was not pretty, but USC came out on top over Hawaii in the season opener 30-13.

The Trojans struggled on the offensive side of the ball for most of the day, but were able to wear out the Hawaii defense late with a strong running game.

Hawaii was solid for most of the game, but four interceptions by quarterback Taylor Graham made a huge difference, as USC scored 20 points off turnovers. The Trojans also got to Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham for eight sacks. 

The other big difference in the game was the rushing attack. USC rushed for 192 yards to only 22 for Hawaii.

Those were the two main reasons USC was never threatened in this one.

While it was not the performance USC was looking for a win is a win. 

Here are 10 things we learned about the Trojans in their win over Hawaii.