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5 Takeaways from USC vs Idaho

by Garry Paskwietz

Here are five takeaways from USC’s 59-9 win over Idaho, a victory that moved the Trojans to 2-0.

  1. Record-breaking night for Cody Kessler and JuJu Smith-Schuster

Kessler finished with a career-high 410 passing yards on 26-of-31 passing with three touchdowns. Of his five incompletions, two of the targeted receivers were tripped during their routes, one pass was tipped at the line and one was dropped. The other miss came on a deep ball that he threw while scrambling. USC coach Steve Sarkisian praised Kessler’s decision-making and his accuracy, after the quarterback focused on his footwork in practice this week. Smith-Schuster was Kessler’s favorite target, establishing career highs with 10 catches for 192 yards, including two touchdowns on the night.

Click here to read the full story at the ESPN USC blog

Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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