Posted August 30, 2013 on
USC opened its 2013 season Thursday night at Aloha Stadium with a 30-13 win over Hawaii. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler started for the Trojans, but it was the USC defense who stole the show.
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HONOLULU (AP) -- Cody Kessler will start at quarterback for No. 24 Southern California in its opener against Hawaii.
USC's athletic department tweeted less than two hours before game time that Kessler would start Thursday night.
Kessler is expected to split time with fellow sophomore Max Wittek, who is more experienced with two starts for the Trojans at the end of last season...
HONOLULU (AP) -- Justin Davis ran for 74 yards and a touchdown and No. 24 USC's defense picked up for its shaky offense, masking mixed performances by battling quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in a 30-13 win over Hawaii on Thursday night.
Kessler salvaged a bad start with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor then gave way to Wittek early in the third quarter as...
USC coach Lane Kiffin knows the order in which quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler will audition for the Trojans' starting job during the season opener in Hawaii.
But he's not telling.
''I'm not going to tell you the end of the movie before you go to the movie, right?'' Kiffin said before boarding a plane to Honolulu for Thursday's season opener...
Southern California still doesn't have a clear starting quarterback and coach Lane Kiffin is already taking criticism from fans after an unimpressive win in Thursday night's season opener.
But Kiffin says it's most important that the Trojans started their season with a win, giving him more time to evaluate Cody Kessler and Max Wittek as he decides which passer gives...
Hawaii gave No. 24 Southern California a brief enough scare Thursday night to send fans flocking to Twitter to criticize USC coach Lane Kiffin.
But the Rainbow Warriors' offense couldn't take advantage, losing 30-13 and costing the school a chance at an unlikely upset to start the year.
''I told the players before and I told them after, all you can ask out of a...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin anticipated playing both quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in the Trojans season opener against Hawaii and he stuck to his plan. However, part of the plan was to distinguish a starter by games end... and that didn't come close to happening.