With USC out of probation, Coach Steve Sarkisian will look to put the Trojans back on track as a national powerhouse. Cody Kessler will be the man at USC in the offense as he is the starter heading into 2014 season. As for the defense, all eyes will be on Leonard Williams. The two-time All-American defensive end will be a projected top 5 pick in the NFL draft. USC is projected to finish second behind UCLA to win Pac-12 South, according to the media.
Brett Hundley figured out the prime importance of UCLA’s annual crosstown showdown with Southern California when the Bruins quarterback won it last year on his first try.
Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds to play, and Southern California’s stalwart defense repeatedly came up big in a 20-17 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Saturday night.
Cody Kessler passed for 230 yards, Nelson Agholor scored the game’s only touchdown on an early 30-yard reception, and Southern California’s defense forced four turnovers in a 19-3 victory over Utah on Saturday.
Cody Kessler passed for 164 yards and a touchdown, and the Southern California defense stifled explosive Utah State on Saturday as the Trojans topped the Aggies 17-14.
Cody Kessler passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Tre Madden became the first Southern California player to open a season with three straight 100-yard rushing games in 32 years and the Trojans bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Pac-12 doormat Washington State to beat Boston College 35-7 Saturday.
Cody Kessler is done sharing Southern California’s starting quarterback job. That doesn’t mean he’s done working to prove he deserves it.
University of Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin has made a decision on a starting quarterback for the Trojans.
If Silas Redd makes his season debut and Marqise Lee can clean up a few mistakes, it might be easier for Southern California to survive another game until a clear No. 1 quarterback emerges.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin isn’t saying which quarterback will audition for the Trojans’ starting job during Thursday’s season opener in Hawaii.
Kessler, who threw two interceptions in the no-tackling scrimmage, but also made the game’s best throw on a 55-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor, is the leading candidate to win the QB spot after Matt Barkley.
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee missed the Trojans’ first practice on Saturday, a day after he left practice early with an apparent right shoulder injury.