Cody Kessler

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The freshman starting quarterback has stepped into a tough spot and has grown and matured along the way with terrific results.

11/20/2014

California v USC

Wide Receiver Nelson Agholor Sets USC Mark In Win Over California

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.

11/13/2014

USC v Washington State

Kessler Throws For 400 Yards, 5 TDs To Lead USC Past Washington State

Cody Kessler threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns and Southern California beat Washington State 44-17 in rainy, foggy conditions on Saturday.

11/01/2014

USC v Utah

Travis Wilson Throws Last-Second TD To Lift Utah Past 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.

10/25/2014

Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kessler Quietly Having Standout Year At No. 20 USC

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.

10/22/2014

Colorado v USC

USC’s Kessler Breaks Single-Game Record With 7 TD Passes In Rout Over Colorado

Cody Kessler set a school single-game record with seven touchdown passes, throwing five in the first half of No. 22 Southern California’s 56-28 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

10/18/2014

Quarterback Cody Kessler #6 of the USC Trojans celebrates his touchdown pass to Adoree' Jackson #2 of the USC Trojans to take a 31-7 lead over the Fresno State Bulldogs during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

USC’s Kessler Misses Part Of Workout With Toe Procedure, Will Play Saturday

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.

09/02/2014

USC wide receiver Darreus Rogers makes a catch in front of Fresno State linebacker Karl Mickelsen during the Trojans' 52-13 win over the visiting Bulldogs at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday/ (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

USC Debuts Up-Tempo Offense In 52-13 Victory Over Fresno State

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.

08/30/2014

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USC’s Goal: Get Back To Normal Under Sarkisian

Cody Kessler’s head has finally stopped spinning after a Southern California season featuring four head coaches, interminable drama and — somehow — 10 victories.

08/12/2014

Arizona State v USC

Top 5 Players To Watch For USC In 2014

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.

07/23/2014

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

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