USC shut out Utah in the second half en route to a 33-17 victory, moving the Trojans to 3-0 on the season.
Familiar problems with penalties and tackling nearly cost the Trojans as they escape defeat again.
Coaches noted takeaways from the opener as USC looks ahead to Arizona.
A furious late rally helped the Trojans steal a victory from the hands of defeat.
Things are beginning to take shape for the first-year USC football coach and his group.
Head coach Clay Helton talked about the balance between bringing physicality to practice and avoiding injuries.
Breakout performers and aging veterans battle injuries as the season carries on.
A USC football parent spearheaded a change.org petition Monday.
USC’s offense is back to scrimmaging after the six-month hiatus.
Injuries to the offensive line and linebacker positions will have USC counting on depth.