Getting back to school every year means the return of one of my favorite things: USC FOOTBALL!

Every fall, my life is once again complete, as I have the privilege of walking down Trousdale past Tommy Trojan, the new Traveler statue, and George Tirebiter, kicking the base of the flagpoles for good luck, walking through the Rose Garden on the way to the stadium, waiting in line at the student entrance, and finally entering the Coliseum through the long tunnels. The student section is crazy from beginning to end, as we stand for the entire game and shout out cheers for our Trojans. My friends and I make it a goal to lose our voices every game, and for the most part, we accomplish that.

Our first home game of the year this year was against Virginia, on Saturday, September 11. My friends and I arrived to the stadium about an hour and a half before game time, and got great seats in line with the 10 yard line, about 20 rows up. The spread on the game was USC by 20, so we should have demolished them. However, we only managed to squeak out a 17-14 victory. A win is a win though, and I’ll take it.

Our Trojans have started the season with a promising 2-0 record, and hopefully we can continue that streak in Minnesota this weekend, who shouldn’t present too much of a problem, considering the spread is USC by 12. If our defense can continue getting better, as they did from the Hawaii game to the game against Virginia, then we should be just fine. USC’s offense has plenty of firepower, both in the air and on the ground, and I’m not worried that they had a lackluster game against Virginia.

Anyways, until next time,

Fight On!