No. 24 USC relies heavily on its defense to beat Hawaii in opener

USC's Josh Shaw runs back one of the Trojans' four interceptions during its win over Hawaii.
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Hawaii's defense kept the Rainbow Warriors in contention until USC scored two touchdowns in the span of 89 seconds in the second quarter. Hawaii sacked Kessler in the end zone for a safety to put its first points on the board, then got a field goal on the next drive to take a 5-3 lead.

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