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|Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:23|
The game was delayed nearly two hours in the fourth quarter by rain.
Clowney did not have a sack and finished with three first-half tackles. The Tar Heels' fast-paced offense wore him down and forced him to the sideline for several pit stops, yet he and the defense mostly hemmed in North Carolina. Shaw and Thompson put South Carolina up 17-0 in the opening quarter.
Shaw found Shaq Roland for a 65-yard touchdown on the game's third play. Thompson threw a 29-yard TD to Kane Whitehurst later in the quarter.
Davis finished with 115 yards on 12 carries. Shaw was 11 for 19 passing for 149 yards.
NO. 24 USC 30, HAWAII 13
HONOLULU (AP) - Justin Davis ran for 74 yards and a touchdown and Southern California's defense picked up for its shaky offense, masking mixed performances by battling quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in an opening victory over Hawaii.
Kessler salvaged a bad start with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor then gave way to Wittek early in the third quarter as the teammates took turns auditioning for the Trojans' starting job.
Kessler played the entire first half and the first drive of the second, finishing 10 of 19 for 95 yards. Wittek completed 5 of 10 passes for 77 yards.
USC intercepted four of Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham's passes and sacked him seven times, directly setting up each USC score.
Tre Madden had 18 carries for 109 yards while starting for injured Silas Redd. Star wide receiver Marqise Lee had eight catches for 104 yards, mostly in the second half.