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Yahoo Sports: Matt Barkley throws a 75-yard touchdown on his first play of the year. Of course he does.

Well, that didn't take long. USC began its pursuit of a national title with a full-throated howl, a 75-yard statement of purpose from the very first play from scrimmage. The Trojans opened their year as 42-point favorites against Hawaii, and it took only seconds to see why. Matt Barkley hooked up with Marqise Lee for the first play in more than two years that actually means something, from a non-probationary standpoint. It marked the first score in a 49-10 throttling of Hawaii. "We're just excited to play football again," Barkley said in a press conference afterward. "There's so much talk, ...

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