It was a great time. Attendance was appx 55000. it was a nice easy drive from OC, got to MLK and Vermont parking lot at 9 30 am. Very little traffic, the lot attendants asked if we needed extra parking space for tailgating and then directed us to our spot over by where the new soccer stadium is located ( old Sports Arena site). those of you wanting to tailgate, there were plenty of spots and people around the Coliseum. We walked over to the campus but they wouldn’t let us in without the Trojan Health Check thingy on our phones, which we didn’t have. No problem, downlowded the app then and there. It took three minutes and we were on our way to the bookstore. I recommend it. the security check thinned out the crowd in the bookstore. Got my guys their new jerseys for the season in no time, with very few hassles. No cash accepted at the bookstore btw. i walked into the bookstore with a cup containing a beverage, which I deftly and expertly concealed from the security guard at the entrance. I made my way to the 2nd floor before security caught up to me. Bitch was hot too. Guess she spotted me on a security camera. Then to top it off as she is venting about my heinous act , my mask slipped under my nose. Bitch went off about her safety. Fawk. Anyway fawk her and her pronouns, it’s game day. I kept my beverage and kept walking. Picked up some lunch at the food court, not great. I recommend the Ralphs tailgate at the front of the peristyle. Great food, drink, but you cant buy tix there, go to their websites, you will thank me. First class drink, food, snacks.
made our way to our seats in section 105 B row 10 . Security was a breeze, no lines at all 40 minutes before kickoff. Hot as fuck, needless to say. But I have seen hotter. 84 isn’t bad. At least I wasn’t wearing a full band uniform.
Slovis started out 12 of 15 then cooled down. the drakes are as good as advertised. Not sure what you can take away from a game against an overmatched opponent. I liked our commitment to run the ball. Vae look good, his burst in the hole is impressive to watch at field level. Ingram as well. but Barlow might be our best back. Tahj is a big time player. Vanilla offense really, no deep shots, nothing complex. Slovis is really good throwing on the run. Don’t like that he locks into London so much. TE Wolf and #84 had some nice catches, but a fumble too. Defense looked fast, DB’s played well. #27 did not look like a true freshman, led the team in tackles. we have a problem stopping the run game in the middle of this def3nse. #31 should not be playing so much. Dude had 1 tackle and at last 2 missed sacks. Our Oline shows promise. Special teams was solid. Averaged 45 yards per punt, no KO returns, made all 3 field goals. #6 should have had a blocked punt but panicked in the moment. people started leaving early, leaving the area was a breeze. burn the farm!