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NCAA Game Summary - Utah State at USC



(Saturday, September 21)

Final Score: USC 17, Utah State 14

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Tre Madden rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown to help lead the USC Trojans to a 17-14 win over the Utah State Aggies in a non-conference bout at Los Angeles Coliseum.

Although Madden averaged less than four yards per carry, his 24 attempts helped USC (3-1) control the tempo. Cody Kessler completed just 13-of-27 passes for 164 yards, but he threw a touchdown pass and did not turn the ball over. Marqise Lee led all receivers with six receptions for 72 yards.

For Utah State (2-2), Chuckie Keeton was 21-of-39 for 179 yards with two touchdowns and no picks. Travis Reynolds hauled in five passes for 70 yards and a score, while Joey DeMartino (72 yards) and Joe Hill (51 yards) were both effective in the ground game on a combined 14 carries.

USC was responsible for the only first-quarter score, as Madden converted a one-yard touchdown plunge to give the Trojans an early lead.

Utah State answered early in the second quarter when Keeton hooked up with Brandon Swindall on an eight-yard touchdown, but USC regained the advantage midway through the frame on a 30-yard scoring strike from Kessler to Xavier Grimble.

The Aggies tied the game up midway through the third quarter on another Keeton touchdown pass, this time a 10-yarder to Reynolds.

The Trojans were handed great field position late in the third quarter, but after starting the drive on Utah State's 24-yard line, they stalled and had to settle for a 25-yard field goal by Andre Heidari to take a 17-14 lead with 13:35 left in the game.

Utah State was driving with under four minutes to play, but it failed to convert a 4th-and-9 in USC territory. The Trojans ran out the clock from there to hold on for the win.

Neither team topped 285 total yards of offense. The USC defense made 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, with Morgan Breslin recording two sacks.

09/21 19:26:53 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st OT
CHA 90
CHI 81
 
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
7th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
5th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
4th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
4th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 90
CHI 81
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
 
3rd
MIL 70
ATL 72
 
3rd
CLE 68
BRK 55
 
3rd
MEM 55
DAL 57
 
3rd
OKC 59
DET 60
 
3rd
NOP 64
HOU 60
 
3rd
SAN 71
LAL 80
 
3rd
MIA 55
PHI 55
 
3rd
NYK 56
TOR 59
 
3rd
MIN 59
UTA 67
 
3rd
BOS 70
WAS 76
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 4
MON 4
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6