Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
LOS ANGELES -- Some quick hits at the half:
It became clear at USC practices that both FB Stanley Havili and RB Joe McKnight were big parts of the game plan.
McKnight has rushed five times for 49 yards -- his 24-yard run on the TD drive gave USC the ball on the Buckeyes 26 -- and Havili has caught two passes for 47 yards and a TD.
The Buckeyes answered but another good drive -- which even featured a 13-yard run from Terrelle Pryor -- was killed by a pair of holding calls. The result was a missed 46-yard field goal.
Ohio State isn't haven't much trouble getting first downs. The Buckeyes have 11 with three minutes left before the half.
Maybe I'm wrong and the Trojans are going to blow this thing open.
It is worth noting that the Buckeyes have outgained USC 156 yards to 149 as of the pick-six.
Also, Pryor is going to be a weapon. He's 2 for 3 for 23 yards and has rushed six times for 41 yards.
Turnovers are killers against the Trojans. New exhibit: Boeckman fumbles on a sack from Clay Matthews and the Trojans, now winning the turnover battle 2-0, take over on the Buckeyes 28 with a minute left before the half.
Joe McKnight goes 15 yards on a third and 7 for a first down on the 20. He's averaging over 11 yards per carry and has 82 yards rushing.
The Buckeyes probably won't feel physically overwhelmed it the locker room.
Still think this might turn out to be interesting but my confidence is not as high as it was a hour and a half ago.