USC Trojans Lead Rice Owls 31-14 At The Half

The Lincoln Riley era is off and rolling and the offense has gotten off to a fantastic start. The defense, however, has shown some leaks. How concerned are you?

Ryan Dyrud
USC Trojans vs The Rice Owls At The Los Angeles Coliseum. Photo Credit: Ryan Dyrud | LAFB Network
USC Trojans vs The Rice Owls At The Los Angeles Coliseum. Photo Credit: Ryan Dyrud | LAFB Network

The Lincoln Riley era for the USC Trojans is officially underway, and the offense has gotten the best start you could ask for. They put up 24 points, and 286 yards, and Caleb Williams went 16-19 for 206 yards and a touchdown.

On the other hand, the defense has definitely put its flaws on display. Calen Bullock had a 93-yard Pick-6, but outside of that, the unit has essentially allowed Rice to move the ball at will, particularly on the ground. They gave up 218 total yards, 133 of those on the ground.

They should be fine for this game, especially with the offense moving the ball at will, but how concerned are you about the defense moving forward?

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