Norm Chow waited 40 years to become a head coach at Hawaii. He'll have to wait at least two more weeks for his Warriors to get a bit more winnable game.
Marqise Lee caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley on No. 1 Southern California's first play, and the Trojans rolled to a 49-10 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Duke transfer Sean Schroeder passed for 208 yards and a score as one of 13 first-time starters for Hawaii (0-1), which realized it had a rough assignment for Chow's debut.
The former USC offensive coordinator installed a pro-style offense after 14 years of run-and-shoot football on the islands under coaches June Jones and Greg McMackin, and that scheme showed promise at times. But Chow's defense simply couldn't keep up in the opener of Hawaii's first season since moving to the Mountain West after 33 years in the WAC.
''We thought we would give them a better battle,'' Chow said. ''We made too many mistakes, but we didn't quit, and USC knew they were in a ...