Posted September 04, 2012 on usc.scout.com
PLAYERS: Marqise LeeMatt Barkley
TEAMS: USC Trojans
USC defeated Hawaii 49-10 in their season opener on Saturday afternoon, thanks in large part to the efforts of sophomore receiver Marqise Lee. Lee caught a Matt Barkley pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game, then later broke for a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
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