Marqise Lee apologized. Silas Redd said it was "not a good day." And USC Coach Lane Kiffin called the performance "disappointing."
A day after the Trojans were anointed the preseason No. 1 team in the nation in the Associated Press poll, the source of that optimism the offense turned in a dud of a performance in its second and final scrimmage Sunday at the Coliseum.
Quarterback Matt Barkley was intercepted twice in the five-turnover evening, and running back Redd lost a fumble on his first carry, finishing with nine carries for 59 yards.
"The fumble left a bad taste in my mouth," Redd said. "There was not a lot of energy or enthusiasm. It wasn't systematic, but our energy level there are still some things to work on."
USC ran 83 plays, only three of which went for touchdowns.
"Lack of execution all over," Kiffin said less than two weeks from USC's season-opening game against Hawaii on Sept. 1.
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