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USC wide receiver Robert Woods celebrates his touchdown (Credit: AP )

USC wide receiver Robert Woods celebrates his touchdown with offensive tackle Kevin Graf during the third quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC 42, Syracuse 29

No. 2 USC defeated Syracuse 42-29 on Saturday in a Week 2 match-up at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Syracuse running back Prince-Tyson Gulley extends the ball
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Syracuse running back Prince-Tyson Gulley extends the ball over the goal line to score a touchdown against USC defensive tackle George Uko and linebacker Hayes Pullard during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee catches a touchdown
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USC wide receiver Marqise Lee catches a touchdown pass over Syracuse cornerback Ri'Shard Anderson during the fourth quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Syracuse running back Jerome Smith is knocked out
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Syracuse running back Jerome Smith is knocked out of bounds by USC safety Demetrius Wright and cornerback Torin Harris during the third quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Syracuse coach Doug Morrone reacts during the second
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Syracuse coach Doug Morrone reacts during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against USC. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC coach Lane Kiffin gestures during the third
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USC coach Lane Kiffin gestures during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC wide receiver Robert Woods celebrates his touchdown
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USC wide receiver Robert Woods celebrates his touchdown with offensive tackle Kevin Graf during the third quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC coach Lane Kiffin talks with quarterback Matt
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USC coach Lane Kiffin talks with quarterback Matt Barkley during the fourth quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC center Khaled Holmes leaves the field with
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USC center Khaled Holmes leaves the field with an injury during the fourth quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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A security guard stands in the tunnel as
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A security guard stands in the tunnel as the seating area and field have been evacuated due to lightning and tornado warnings during halftime of the USC Trojans game against the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 8, 2012)

USC quarterback Matt Barkley passes during the first
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USC quarterback Matt Barkley passes during the first quarter. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Silas Redd of USC looks for an opening
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Silas Redd of USC looks for an opening to run during a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 8, 2012)

The seating area and field had been evacuated
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The seating area and field had been evacuated due to lightning and tornado warnings during halftime. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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