USC 35, Oregon State 10: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

 The USC Trojans were able to snap back from their devastating loss to Boston College with a solid victory over conference rival Oregon State on Saturday night at the LA Memorial Coliseum, 35-10.USC showed flashes of brilliance on offense Saturday night, and their defense was dominant against an Oregon State team that many considered to contend for a PAC 12 title this season. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trojans' Kessler once again outplays Beavers' Mannion

Both offenses got off to slow starts. Cody Kessler's offense prevailed late. For the second straight season, Kessler stared down one of the nation's premiere quarterbacks in Oregon State's Sean Mannion, and he outplayed him in USC's 35-10 win. In two meetings against Mannion, Kessler has completed 41-of-53 for 508 yards with three touchdowns and one interception,...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon State buried in 35-10 loss to No. 18 USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oregon State's defense and special teams did its part to break a 23-game losing streak at the Coliseum that dates to the Eisenhower administration. The Beavers' offensive failures, however, ensured that at least one more President will be added to the roster of Commanders in Chief during a run of futility that goes back to 1960. Cody Kessler passed for 261...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

USC puts Boston behind them with blowout win over Oregon State

You knew it was USC's day when even the Hail Mary pass worked. The Trojans used that play to help shift momentum and all the good that followed helped exorcise demons from the debacle at Boston College two weeks ago. Cody Kessler scrambled and scooted and worked his way around the Oregon State pass rush before heaving the pass toward the end zone, and Darreus Rogers caught the...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 USC roars past Oregon State, 35-10

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns, and Su'a Cravens returned an interception 31 yards for another score in No. 18 Southern California's 35-10 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night. Darreus Rogers caught a 48-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass at the halftime gun as the Trojans (3-1, 2-0 Pac-12) rebounded smartly from their first loss...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 USC roars past Oregon State, 35-10

Cody Kessler passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns, and Su'a Cravens returned an interception 31 yards for another score in No. 18 Southern California's 35-10 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night. Darreus Rogers caught a 48-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass at the halftime gun as the Trojans (3-1, 2-0 Pac-12) rebounded smartly from their first loss with solid defense...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler to get keys to USC offense

Cody Kessler threw the ball 41 times in USC's loss at Boston College last Saturday. Is it possible that number of attempts from the redshirt junior wasn't enough for USC to have success? In short, yes. If Steve Sarkisian's thoughts of USC possibly needing to pass the ball to set up the run are true, instead of vice versa, then a higher volume of throws could be coming...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: BC’s Fans Rushed The Field After Team Beats No. 9 USC

Well, we’ve officially got our first gigantic upset of the college football season. Boston College, a team that most gave no chance of upsetting No. 9 USC at home, ran all over the Trojans, knocking them off, 37-31. The Eagles, led by Tyler Murphy, rushed for 452 yards – USC was only able to gain 20 yards on the ground, in comparison. BC won the game despite Trojans quarterback...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Led by Sarkisian and Kessler the Trojans are back

Hardly a month goes by without USC football fans discussing the infamous sanctions from the Reggie Bush scandal. The punishments, which were much harsher than those levied against schools like Penn State and Miami, which committed comparably far worse violations. In total, the team lost 30 scholarships and was banned from bowl games for two years. Comparatively, Miami only lost nine...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

USC vs. Boston College – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

The Trojans advanced to 2-0 last week Is USC back? After last week’s 13-10 road win against Stanford, it may be, as the Trojans won what may be the toughest game on their 2014 schedule. Sure, it wasn’t a convincing effort, and it wasn’t reminiscent of the USC teams from the early part of the 21st century that would routinely beat teams by 40 points, but it was a win in a big...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Why the Trojans need to beat Stanford

USC’s first game of the season went about the exact opposite as the week leading up to it. The Trojans delivered a near perfect performance against Fresno State just days after former captain Josh Shaw’s dismissal for lying and Anthony Brown quitting the team and calling the head coach a racist. USC’s offense, which at times seemed more like a track meet than an actual game...
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Week 2 college football preview: Can Stanford’s defense slow down USC’s high powered offense?

This is the second of four previews of this week’s top games. Oregon vs Michigan State was first, now let’s dig into the USC Trojans’ visit to Stanford in an early season PAC-12 match-up. Line: Stanford -3 What does USC have to do to win? Offensively, the Trojans offense will look to go faster to try to get the Cardinal defense off-balance. Stanford’s defense wants to control...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian refutes report of QB Cody Kessler staph infection

Cody Kessler returned to practice Wednesday.  The USC quarterback was a full participant one day after undergoing a "procedure" on his toe for a reported staph infection.  Following Wednesday's practice USC head coach Steve Sarkisian didn't provide any details on Kessler's injury, only providing his starting quarterback is "ready to go."  Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports West
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian, Cody Kessler Give USC Trojans Strong Shot At Title

Head coach Steve Sarkisian (left) and quarterback Cody Kessler (right) have USC on right track for title – Mandatory Credit: Harry How/Getty Images There’s going to be, for obvious reasons, teams like Alabama, Auburn, Florida St., and Oregon in the discussion for a national championship, but what about a university ready to take the next step? What about the USC Trojans? Why...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: USC quarterback Cody Kessler has staph infection

USC quarterback Cody Kessler was hospitalized with a staph infection in his toe, according to Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News. Kessler was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his 394-yard, four-TD performance in the Trojans’ rout of Fresno State on Saturday. USC said Kessler had a procedure on his toe, but not provide details.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Kessler has 'procedure' on toe, misses practice Tuesday

Cody Kessler did not practice with USC on Tuesday. Nearly two hours into the team's first workout of Stanford week, Kessler arrived at Howard Jones Field in full pads and did some light throwing. As it turns out, Kessler's tardiness was due to a "procedure" he had done on his toe earlier in the morning. "He had a deal with his toe that had been bothering him...
Via Fox Sports West
28 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Cody Kessler Underwent Toe Surgery for Staph Infection

  USC QB Cody Kessler was noticeably limping after the Fresno State game this weekend. Originally, Kessler told reporters that he had an ingrown toenail, but further investigation proved that it was far more serious. In fact, it appears the Kessler had a staph infection. USC quarterback Cody Kessler did not practice today because he was hospitalized with staph infection in his...
Via BlackSportsOnline
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: USC QB Cody Kessler has staph infection

USC starting quarterback Cody Kessler had an excellent first outing, throwing for 394 yards and four touchdowns in a dominant Trojan win over Fresno State. Kessler was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week for his efforts. He was seen limping after the game, and told Fox Sports 1′s Molly McGrath that it was because of an ingrown toenail, but according to reports, the issue...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler has missed part of practice to undergo a procedure on one of his toes. Kessler says he'll be fine to play when the 14th-ranked Trojans (1-0) visit No. 13 Stanford (1-0) on Saturday. Coach Steve Sarkisian says Kessler was bothered by a toe injury throughout USC's 52-13 victory over Fresno State last weekend. Kessler...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler, USC roll Fresno State in Sarkisian's debut

LOS ANGELES -- A week that began with turmoil off the field ended with a record night on it for No. 15 Southern California. Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another TD and the Trojans won Steve Sarkisian's USC debut in commanding fashion, beating Fresno State 52-13 on Saturday night. The Trojans ran a school- and Pac-12-record 105 plays while racking...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

USC beats Fresno St 52-13 behind Kessler's 4 TDs

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach. The Trojans ran a school- and Pac-12 record 105 plays while racking up 37 first downs and 702 yards of total offense to Fresno State's 16 first downs and 315...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's goal: Get back to normal under Sarkisian

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler's head has finally stopped spinning after a Southern California season featuring four head coaches, interminable drama and - somehow - 10 victories. The quarterback is hoping for a return to normalcy for the Trojans this fall under new coach Steve Sarkisian. Even after four seasons of Lane Kiffin, title contention is still the norm at USC. Sarkisian...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

How USC QB Cody Kessler ranks among Pac-12's best

The Pac-12 is loaded with quarterbacks from top to bottom in 2014. Here's a comparison of what two did in conference games last season. Quarterback A played in all nine conference games in 2013, throwing for 1,926 yards, 12 touchdowns, four interceptions, and had a pass efficiency rating of 148.7. Quarterback B also played in nine conference games in 2013. This quarterback threw...
Via Fox Sports West
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Football Reporter Crafts The Most Ridiculous Narrative Ever

There’s reaching for a narrative, then there’s REACHING FOR THE STARS for a narrative. Michael Lev, of the Orange County Register, opted for the latter. #USC QB Cody Kessler reluctant to take a selfie here at Pac-12 Media Days. Gotta think that’s symbolic. He knows it’s not all about him. — Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) July 23, 2014 Deadspin acted quickly. Lev responded…...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

USC offense struggles in redzone during Spring Game

LOS ANGELES -- Members of the USC offense can't say they didn't have their chances during Saturday's Spring Game at the Coliseum. On the first drive of the game, the first team offense led by quarterback Cody Kessler got down to the one-yard line. But the door was slammed shut by the defense and linebacker Hayes Pullard, who stopped a third-and-goal run play in its tracks...
Via Fox Sports West
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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