Lee Steps up his Game in the Season Opener

Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee made big plays on offense and special teams on Saturday against the Hawaii Warriors, running in a 75 yard touchdown pass, and a 100 yard kickoff return.

After USC's season opener, attention was not only on the Trojan defense's exceptional play, but also on sophomore Marqise Lee, who made some big plays Saturday night against Hawaii.

In the first play of the game, Lee ran in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Matt Barkley.

"Matt gave me a perfect ball and ‘one move and get up' was the main focus in my head. Coach just reiterated it so every time so I just did what he said," Lee said.

With perfect blocking by Xavier Grimble and Robert Woods, Lee was able to find a hole and fly past warrior defense.

In the beginning of the third quarter, Lee ran in another touchdown from the USC endzone off Hawaii's kick.

Finding a hole on the right side, Lee ran through while freshman Nelson Agholor blocked the kicker and final defender.

But it was a few dropped passes that stood out more to Lee than his big offensive plays.

"Those were plays that I feel like should be caught. Matt put it right on the money, I should have caught them," he said, "When you do a play numerous times in practice and you always catch it, you expect to do it in a game."

Despite dropped passes and a string of penalties, USC was able to walk away with a final score of 49-10, leaving the Trojans 1-0 at the season start.

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