Minnesota At USC: Trojans Take First Lead, 6-0

The offense looked fairly impressive on the Gophers' first drive.

As far as the Minnesota defense. . .well, the offense looked fairly impressive on the Gophers' first drive.

The USC Trojans, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Barkley, made it look relatively easy against the Minnesota Golden Gophers' defense on their first drive of 2011, as Barkley hit sophomore Robert Woods five times for 33 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown that put the Trojans on the board, 6-0.

USC got a little fancy on their extra point attempt, going for a "swinging gate" sort of play where the center snapped it directly to tight end Rhett Ellison, but the Gophers' defense stiffened enough to keep him out of the end zone.

Overall, the USC drive covered 66 yards in 13 plays.

With 5:52 left in the first quarter of play, the USC Trojans lead the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 6-0.

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