Arizona State 7, USC 0 (11:33 left in first quarter)

Did the USC defense miss the scouting report on Arizona State and tight end Chris Coyle.

He came in averaging 21 yards per catch.

He had two catches for 56 yards on the Sun Devils' first drive.

Michael Eubank, a sophomore from Corona, bulled in from one yard out for the touchdown.

Arizona State went 80 yards in 10 plays.

Quarterback Taylor Kelly completed three of four passes for 68 yards on the drive.

And no, in case you were wondering, USC's defense did not look like one of the top units in college football.

Coyle, a Westlake Oaks Christian product, was wide open down the middle fo the field.



USC wins the coin toss and defers to the second half.

The kickoff goes into the end zone, so Arizona State starts at its own 20.


It's just a few minutes before kickoff and a fairly large crowd is filling up much of Sun Devil Stadium, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Gary Klein, who is covering the game.

USC is 9-6 in this stadium, dating to 1978 when Arizona State upset the second-ranked Trojans in the Sun Devils’ inaugural season in what was then the Pacific 10 Conference.

USC lost here two years ago, 43-22, ending an 11-game winning streak in the series.

In that game, linebacker Vontaze Burfict discombobulated the Trojans. Burfict is gone but the Sun Devils have a dominant defensive tackle in Will Sutton, the reigning Pac-12 defensive player of the year.

Sutton had 13 sacks last season but has yet to register one through three games.

However, the Sun Devils’ front presents a formidable challenge for USC’s offensive line, particularly freshman left tackle Chad Wheeler.