Rose Bowl first half report: As bad as feared....

I feared that USC might kick the crap out of Penn State.

I feared that USC's oversized receivers might rip Lydell Sergeant, AJ Wallace and Anthony Scirotto apart.

I feared that USC's defense would be far too good for Penn State's offense.

With the half-time score of USC 31, Penn State 7 in the Rose Bowl - it's as bad as feared.

And if I'm honest, a lot of the errors are Penn State's doing.

Early on in the first quarter, Aaron Maybin forced USC quarterback Mark Sanchez to fumble. It was brought back for offside.

Darryl Clark had a 49 yard completion - and it was pulled back for illegal movement by the receiver, Deon Butler.

Far too many penalties (7)? Check. Derrick Williams not a factor? Check. Darryl Clark not moving out of the pocket? Check. USC's defense getting through and Penn State looking desperately undersized? Check.

At the end of the second quarter, his replacement Stephfon Green looked as though he would take the ball to the house..and then he fumbled it. By the way, the only person causing the Trojans any problems at all on the offense was Stephfon Green.

Oh, and things were made a lot worse by Evan Royster spraining his knee.

Brent Musberger when USC's put up their fourth touchdown of the game: " USC has dropped the hammer! We've seen this before folks!"

Urghh......I'm just glad that I didn't fly out for the game.