USC to undergo offensive analysis during bye week

Following Saturday night's debacle at Boston College Steve Sarkisian couldn't be any happier to have landed in the bye week. The team will undergo a major self analysis over the week, starting with the head coach. "As much as I'm evaluating every player right now in the bye week, I'm evaluating myself," Sarkisian said. "And part of myself is the play...
Via Fox Sports West
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Trojans Downed: BC runs to upset of No. 9 USC

(Photo/Getty Images) CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — For the first time since 1988, the ninth-ranked Southern California Trojans (USC) came marching into Alumni Stadium on Saturday night. There was not much optimism surrounding the host Boston College Eagles entering the night, but the locker room believed in victory. Over the next 60 minutes, that is what followed. BC earned its first...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

BC Shuts Down USC Comeback En Route To 37-31 Upset Win Over Trojans

You could call it the Red Bandana Game. Boston College honored fallen 9/11 hero and BC alum Welles Crowther by wearing red bandana-themed uniforms during their game against USC on Saturday, and they were able to upset the Trojans 37-31. USC quarterback Cody Kessler completed 31 of 41 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns, but BC ran all over the Trojans’ defense. Jon Hilliman...
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Boston College runs over No. 9 Southern Cal

BOSTON -- Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 191 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 -- the Eagles' first victory over a top 10 team in a decade. Jon Hilliman ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and Myles Willis and receiver Sherman Alston each broke off runs of...
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Boston College runs over No. 9 Southern Cal

BOSTON -- Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 191 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 -- the Eagles' first victory over a top 10 team in a decade. Jon Hilliman ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and Myles Willis and receiver Sherman Alston each broke off runs of...
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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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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...
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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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5 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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11 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
12 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...
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13 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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13 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
13 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...
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13 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
13 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...
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13 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...
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15 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

USC vs. Fresno State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

(Brett Padelford/The Spirit Of Troy/Facebook) It’s a new era in Southern California. Gone is interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who led USC to a 10-4 record in 2013, even though the team fired head coach Lane Kiffin after five games. His replacement is former USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who returns to LA after five years at Washington. Sarkisian’s Trojans come into...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest impact players for USC: No. 3, QB Cody Kessler

During his first spring practice as USC's head coach, Steve Sarkisian decided every position was open, including the quarterback position. Since then, Cody Kessler won the competition going away. As the incumbent, Kessler certainly had the upper hand over his younger counterparts, Max Browne and Jalen Greene. It was a new offense to everyone involved, but the experience of being...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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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

Cody Kessler named USC's starting quarterback

Cody Kessler, who led USC to 10 victories last season, was named the Trojans' starting quarterback, Coach Steve Sarkisian announced Tuesday. Kessler, a fourth-year junior from Bakersfield, held off a challenge from redshirt freshman Max Browne. Kessler passed for 20 touchdowns, with seven interceptions, last season. He finished the season with four touchdown passes in the Trojans’...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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