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Cody Kessler

Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans celebrates after kicker Andre Heidari (not pictured) of the USC Trojans kicked the go ahead field goal in the closing seconds of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at the Los Angeles Coliseum on November 16, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. USC defeated Stanford 20-17. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

City Pride At Stake For No. 22 UCLA, No. 23 USC

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/29/2013

icker Andre Heidari #48 of the USC Trojans kicks the go ahead field goal in the closing seconds of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. USC defeated Stanford 20-17. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

USC Stuns No. 5 Stanford After Andre Heidari’s 47-Yard FG

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.

11/16/2013

Cody Kessler passed for 230 yards against Utah Saturday. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

Stellar Defense Propels Trojans Past Utes, 19-3

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.

10/26/2013

Utah State v USC

USC Hangs On To Beat Utah State 17-14

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.

09/21/2013

Washington State v USC

Kessler, USC Bounce Back To Beat Boston College 35-7

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.

09/14/2013

Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans stands on the field during the game with the Washington State Cougars at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Cougars won 10-7. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

USC QB Cody Kessler Glad To Be Finished Sharing

Cody Kessler is done sharing Southern California’s starting quarterback job. That doesn’t mean he’s done working to prove he deserves it.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the Washington State Cougars at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

USC’s Kiffin Chooses Cody Kessler As Starting Quarterback For Trojans

University of Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin has made a decision on a starting quarterback for the Trojans.

09/09/2013

Silas Redd #25 of the USC Trojans runs out of tackles of the Utah Utes during the first half of a college football game October 4, 2012 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. USC beat Utah 38-28. USC beat Utah 38-28. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

Redd In Question As No. 25 Trojans Face Washington State In Home Opener

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.

09/04/2013

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No. 24 USC Faces Injury, QB Questions In Honolulu

USC Coach Lane Kiffin isn’t saying which quarterback will audition for the Trojans’ starting job during Thursday’s season opener in Hawaii.

08/29/2013

Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 20,2012 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 50-6. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kessler Is Leading Candidate To Win Starting QB Job At USC

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.

08/21/2013

Stanford v USC

Trojans Stay Quiet On Lee’s Apparent Shoulder Injury

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.

08/10/2013