LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- It took Southern California about a quarter to warm up. Once the top-ranked Trojans did, they were a sight to see.
The Trojans scored 35 points in the middle two quarters and rolled up 553 yards of offense in a dominating 49-0 victory over Colorado State.
Playing for the first time since a season-opening win over Virginia Tech on August 28, USC (2-0) was able to move the ball at will. Matt Leinart completed 20-of-31 passes for 231 yards and two TDs and LenDale White and Reggie Bush combined for 207 yards rushing and four TDs on 26 carries.
"This is what we hoped to do when we came home, our first opportunity to play in the Coliseum, we wanted to make sure we got off to a good start," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "This was a great statement for us and we just played real solid football."
White, who scored three TDs and rushed for 123 yards on 14 carries, scored on an 11-yard run to give the Trojans a 7-0 first-quarter lead. He added scoring runs of one and three yards in the second quarter.
Bush, who had 12 carries for 84 yards, scored on a seven-yard run to give USC a 28-7 lead at the half.
"The coaches do a great job of calling the game," White said. "I just hope that when they call my name, I do something productive for the team."
While the Trojans were rolling, the Rams (0-2) were unable to get untracked. They managed only 13 first downs and 57 yards rushing on 26 carries.
"USC is a good football team. We knew that coming in they had a good defense," Colorado State coach Sonny Lubick said. "We also had a hard time tackling and our defense couldn't hold them down."
Justin Holland was 19-of-36 for 229 yards with four interceptions for Colorado State, which had six turnovers.
"I'm not taking anything away from USC, they're a national championship-caliber team. But we're much better than that," Holland said. "It wasn't that we couldn't move the ball or that our defense couldn't play with them. We just turned the ball over."