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Holiday Bowl Capsule

No. 25 Nebraska (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 24 Southern California (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: USC by 7. Series Record: USC leads 3-0-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE This is the first bowl meeting between the two storied programs. USC owns a 3-0-1 edge in the series. This is the first appearance in the Holiday Bowl for USC, which made the two-hour trip by bus from Los Angeles down...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. USC: Betting odds, points spread and tv info for the Holiday Bowl

On Saturday the Nebraska Cornhuskers and No. 24 USC Trojans will play against one another in the National University Holiday Bowl. Nebraska (9-3) will have Barney Cotton acting as interim coach in this one but the Cornhuskers will need to stop the arm of USC (8-4) quarterback Cody Kessler in this one. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williams surprised by USC team MVP honor

Leonard Williams was somewhat baffled by the recognition.  "It was surprising actually," Williams admitted. "I thought Cody Kessler was probably going to win it. He had an outstanding performance this year. "I felt like those types of awards mostly go to offensive players." Earlier this week at the USC team banquet, Williams was named the 2014 USC Team MVP.  He truly believed it...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame's Game Against USC Represented in One Single Play

At one point this season Note Dame looked like a potential contender with a Heisman candidate at quarterback. Against USC the team looked more like one who thought the season ended a couple weeks ago. The defense made Trojans QB Cody Kessler look like an All-American, and Everett Golson was mercifully pulled in the second quarter.If you missed the game and find yourself wondering...
Via FatManWriting
27 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Today

STARS -Cody Kessler, USC, passed for 372 yards and six TDs in a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame. -Jordan Howard, UAB, set a school record with 262 yards rushing on 35 carries in a 45-24 win over Southern Miss. -Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, set a Big 12 freshman record with 593 yards passing threw for six TDs in a 48-46 loss to No. 5. -Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State, rushed for 267...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Record day for Kessler in USC's win over Notre Dame

Just a week ago Cody Kessler was outplayed by Brett Hundley. The same can be said for his USC team that was blown out of the Rose Bowl by UCLA. Saturday told a different story. All of the pain and frustration that was caused by one rival was unleashed on another and it was Kessler who led the charge. Of all of the quarterbacks to ever play quarterback no quarterback accomplished...
Via Fox Sports West
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-USC Recap: Irish Season Ends Bad

And so the "Malik Zaire" story starts officially today.But before he took the field, USC's Cody Kessler went Carson Palmer all over the Irish defense.Or what many would lead you to think is an actual defense considering the injuries and defections.But the story was not only the pourous defense, but the lack of execution for the Irish offense early.#5 for the Irish threw zero...
Via Football Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter...
Via Fox Sports West
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Kessler throws 6 TD passes as USC blows out rival Notre Dame

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains apparent for young USC OL in loss to UCLA

Youth was served a tough lesson along the offensive line on Saturday for USC. Five different UCLA players contributed to six sacks of quarterback Cody Kessler -led by Owa Odighizuwa who had a team-high two sacks in the Bruins 38-20 win.  Kessler was under extreme duress for the majority of the game and USC's offense was affected in both the running and passing game.  Despite the...
Via Fox Sports West
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

To keep Pac-12 title hopes alive, USC needs huge game from Kessler

The USC vs. UCLA rivalry is simple for Nelson Agholor. It's a big game, but not just because it's UCLA. "Well, that's the next game," Agholor said. His quarterback Cody Kessler has a different take on the rivalry. Unlike Agholor, Kessler knows what it's like to experience a win against his crosstown rivals. His first year on campus he spent as a redshirt and watched from the sidelines...
Via Fox Sports West
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Trojans top Bears in penalty-marred laugher, 38-30

Juju has mojo: John “Juju” Smith and the USC Trojans vaulted to second place in the PAC-12 South with a 38-30 win over the Cal Bears in The Coliseum Thursday night. USC is the sea monster in a creepy children’s story, yellow eyes and gleaming, lethal red head lurking just above the murky water. Last night in the Coliseum they pummeled California in the first half, building...
Via The Duck Stops Here
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Outlasts California, 38-30: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

 The USC Trojans (7-3) raced out to a 31-2 lead early in the game, and had to hold on late to outlast the Cal Bears (5-5) 38-30 on Thursday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum.The Trojans controlled the line of scrimmage early in the game that allowed Junior Cody Kessler to just pick apart the injury depleted Bears defense.  Kessler continued his solid season for the Trojans passing...
Via Football Nation
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: USC propels past Cal 38-30

Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California's 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night. George Farmer and Randall Telfer also caught TD passes for the Trojans (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12), who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time. Agholor and Kessler shredded...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Agholor, Kessler propel USC past Cal 38-30

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California's 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night. George Farmer and Randall Telfer also caught TD passes for the Trojans (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12), who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time. Agholor...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Cal beats Washington St. 44-17

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Cody Kessler threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns and Southern California beat Washington State 44-17 in rainy, foggy conditions on Saturday. JuJu Smith caught three touchdown passes for Southern California (6-3, 5-2 Pac-12), which became eligible for postseason play. Nelson Agholor caught eight passes for 220 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. Washington...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Cal beats Washington St. 44-17

Cody Kessler threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns and Southern California beat Washington State 44-17 in rainy, foggy conditions on Saturday. JuJu Smith caught three touchdown passes for Southern California (6-3, 5-2 Pac-12), which became eligible for postseason play. Nelson Agholor caught eight passes for 220 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. Washington State quarterback...
Via Fox Sports West
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson lifts No. 19 Utah past No. 20 USC, 24-21

Travis Wilson threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kaelin Clay with 8 seconds left to give No. 19 Utah a 24-21 victory over No. 20 Southern California on Saturday night. Wilson put the Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) in position for the winning touchdown when he was flushed from the pocket and scrambled 19 yards, diving as he approached the goal line. The play was initially ruled a touchdown...
Via Fox Sports West
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans vs. Utah Utes: TV coverage, live stream, preview

Game information for USC vs. Utah in Week 9: When: Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:00 p.m. ET Where: Salt Lake City, Utah TV: FOX Sports 1 Live stream: You can stream the game live here. Preview (from AP): Nearly two months into the season and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is still waiting for one of his starting quarterbacks to stand out. Until that time, he will keep rotating between...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah will go with Wilson at QB against USC

Nearly two months into the season and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is still waiting for one of his starting quarterbacks to stand out. Until that time, he will keep rotating between Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson. Wilson will be the starter when No. 19 Utah (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) hosts No. 20 USC (5-2, 4-1) on Saturday. But Whittingham wouldn't rule out the possibility that Thompson...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Utes' Norris, USC's Kessler go way back

When USC quarterback Cody Kessler sees Utes linebacker Jared Norris, eye black smeared down to his chin, stalking him from across the line of scrimmage on Saturday night, he’ll know he only has himself to blame. Once upon a time, they were two quarterbacks on neighboring little league teams. Kessler was a star passer, even as an eighth-grader. Norris — well, he needed another...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 24, 2014

Kessler quietly having standout year at No. 20 USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) Although Cody Kessler holds one of the highest-profile jobs in college football, his solid season as Southern California's starting quarterback attracted surprisingly little attention until he threw seven touchdown passes last weekend. With memories of last season's circus still fresh, Kessler is just fine with staying slightly out of the spotlight. ''I'm a whole...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Hangover – Week 8 – Oregon Beats Washington, Oregon State’s Inept Offense, And Cody Kessler’s Big Day

Oregon beat Washington again.  Colorado got beat down again.  And UCLA won in a soft and unimpressive manner again.  Such is the way of the world in a Pac-12 Conference looking more similar than not regarding what was to be this season, opposed to what has always been. This conference isn’t that good.  It isn’t bad like the Big-10, but it’s fairly mediocre in relation to...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffs get thrashed by USC; LenDale White kicked out

LOS ANGELES – Quarterback Cody Kessler set a USC touchdown mark Saturday night, throwing seven touchdown passes in the No. 22 Trojans’ 56-28 victory over Colorado. Nelson Agholor caught three TD passes from Kessler in the blowout victory for the Trojans (5-2, 4-1). On USC’s opening possession Kessler found Agholor for his first touchdown pass of 16 yards. After linebacker Su’a...
Via Mile High Sports
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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