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USC’s offense explodes for 14 first half points

Lane Kiffin AP

For the first time in five games, USC’s offense showed signs of life as the Trojans exploded for 14 first half points against Boston College.

Lane Kiffin’s offensive unit entered the game with just three touchdowns in its first two games and five in its last four dating back to the last two games of the 2012 season. ¬†USC’s offense hasn’t scored three touchdowns in a game since last year against UCLA.

But quarterback Cody Kessler was unshackled against the Eagles. While most of his throws against Washington State last week traveled less than 10 yards — making his chances for success slim — Kessler was finally allowed to throw down the field against BC and it resulted in a sterling stat line in the first half: 11 of 12 for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee, who was held to just 27 yards on seven catches last week, also came up big, catching two passes for 90 yards, including an 80-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter.

Can the Trojan offense keep this up this high octane performance and get that elusive third TD in the second half? Stay tuned.

 

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6 Responses to “USC’s offense explodes for 14 first half points”
  1. bucrightoff says: Sep 14, 2013 5:16 PM

    Headline of the year candidate.

  2. tg1896 says: Sep 14, 2013 5:52 PM

    I find the wry sarcasm to be very entertaining. Please continue with your tongue firmly planted in your cheek.

  3. classyjacklambert says: Sep 14, 2013 6:57 PM

    Why doesn’t Boston College show up in the ACC team drop down menu anymore?

  4. jdillydawg says: Sep 14, 2013 11:40 PM

    I can’t stop laughing. Too funny!

  5. Anoesis says: Sep 15, 2013 2:02 AM

    Yes, they looked a little better today. Thanks for the snarky digs. Guess it’ll be a few more hours until you get to the “stay tuned” followup. Meanwhile, three separate stories on Notre Dame, a team with its own section on this site.

  6. timh1955 says: Sep 15, 2013 11:39 AM

    Since USC beat Boston College they should give Kiffin a 10 year contract extension.

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