I do have respect for Kevin Sumlin and his ability to score points with just about any personnel so I don't think the new QB will be a total inept in terms of moving the ball and scoring some points but it seems to me, we'll likely see us do what we've done to Clemson in recent years and just not let them have the ball. I see us grinding the ball with a gameplan dominated by the running game and passing when matchups/situation calls for it...and I really expect Dylan Thompson will be solid.
I think USC will dominate the field position battle as well so A&M will have long fields to deal with often and with a new, young QB....on the road? I don't see us losing this one...in fact, I don't think it'll be close.
USC - 37
A&M - 21
I love that no one counts on us to use the 4 returning starters on the O Line and the 3 top flight running backs to take the load off of our new QB and grind some clock ourselves. I agree that it might not be enough, but I don't really see a three score blow out unless both of our new QBs turn out to be very highly overrated.