If there are two teams ranked ahead of USC, they must play in the NFC East. The Trojans traveled cross-country Saturday and opened against Virginia before a record 64,947 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. A smothering 52-7 victory established USC — No. 3 in the Associated Press poll — as the real team to beat. Reader Greg was at the scene and sent this photo package.
The Cavaliers' hopes may have been inflated from he start.
Members of USC's marching band made the trip and likely played "Conquest" about 150 times.
A look at the picturesque setting before kickoff. Former Virginia standouts Tiki and Ronde Barber and Chris Long were in attendance.
The Virginia marching band forms a "V" before kickoff.
Cavalier quarterback Peter Lalich looks for a passing lane. He completed 18 of 35 for 155 yards.
Nothing like a pair of cheap sunglasses to help cut the glare.
Even Thomas Jefferson made an appearance at the tailgate.
No tailgate is complete without the proper table settings.
We're really not sure what is going on here. ...
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