The parking shuttle from Staples Center drops us near Mudd Hall
The crowds head for the Coliseum...
...but Val and I head into campus on a mission to purchase USC logo wear (we're wearing red, but so does WSU)
We haven't walked by this familiar building in years
I quickly lose Valerie in the Homecoming crowd
This is not only Homecoming, but also USC's 125th Anniversary...and the student bookstore has never been more fully stocked with logo wear and spirit items
Tommy Trojan...it's like seeing an old friend. If I had known earlier that I'd be attending this game, I would have looked into the Alumni activities filling campus today
We arrive at the Coliseum just in time for kickoff, but I wait until things get started before taking pictures
USC's defense stops Wazzu's first drive at the 30 yard line
Reggie Bush (#5) is back for the punt return, always a tense moment for the opposing team
Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart (#11) leads USC's first possession, Bush (#5) at tailback, Jarrett (#8) and McFoy (#82) receiving to the right
USC scores first and quickly
Traveler VII makes his first appearance of the game
Eric and Val are both enjoying the game...especially because USC has taken an early lead
Who is under that red shirt?
It's Isaiah, Yasmine and Butch's son!
Isaiah doesn't look too happy (perhaps he's a WSU fan?)
The Good Year Blimp flies overhead
I'm not too fond of the blimp's current color scheme
The fast moving Trojan offense continues to roll over WSU in the 2nd quarter
We're stopped short on this play...
...but not the next! (I missed getting a shot of LenDale White's handoff to Snoop Dogg...both wearing #21)
At the end of 1st half: USC 38, WSU 6?
Coach Pete Caroll gets interviewed as our boys leave the field