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NCAA Game Summary - Boston College at USC



(Saturday, September 14)

Final Score: USC 35, Boston College 7

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Cody Kessler threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns to lead the USC Trojans over the Boston College Eagles, 35-7, at the Coliseum.

Kessler was highly efficient as he connected on 15-of-17 pass attempts as he led the Trojans (2-1), who were coming off of a 10-7 home loss to Pac-12 rival Washington State. He completed passes to eight different receivers. Marqise Lee entered the contest averaging only 8.7 yards per reception, but improved on that mark as he shined with two catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.

With Silas Redd still out of action due to injury, Tre Madden and Justin Davis took advantage of their opportunities. Madden rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries while Davis managed 96 yards and score on 10 carries.

Boston College (2-1) struggled in all aspects of the game and suffered their first loss of the season after a promising 2-0 start. Chase Rettig completed just 11-of-24 passes for 83 yards. On the ground, reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Week Andre Williams managed just 38 yards on 17 carries.

Nearing the end of the first quarter, Kessler found Madden for a five-yard touchdown pass to cap off a 14-play, 86-yard drive which lasted just under eight minutes.

USC struck again midway through the second quarter. On the opening play of the Trojans' drive, Kessler found Lee for an 80-yard touchdown pass. The Trojans led 14-0 at halftime.

The hosts found success on the ground after halftime to extend their lead. Madden dashed 30 yards for a touchdown at the 4:15 mark of the third quarter before Davis added a 17-yard run touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give the Trojans a 28-0 lead.

On the following drive, the Eagles finally ended the run as Rouse scored on a 29-yard touchdown run to get Boston College on the board.

The Trojans then put together an 11-play, 75-yard drive which lasted over six minutes and resulted in a two-yard touchdown run by Max Wittek to give USC the 35-7 win.

USC recorded 521 yards of total offense while Boston College managed just 184 yards. Despite the game being a blowout, both teams took care of the football with neither team having a turnover.

Madden became the first USC player in 32 years to open a season with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games.

09/14 18:49:00 ET

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Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
5:05pm Tonight
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NOR
 
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TOR 2
NYY 0
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CWS 6
DET 3
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STL 1
CHC 5
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PIT 3
CIN 2
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BAL 3
MIN 2
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TAM 7
BOS 0
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KAN 2
CLE 3
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CWS 4
DET 8
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ATL 0
MIA 4
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NYM 2
PHI 7
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HOU 2
TEX 0
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ARI 0
COL 2
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STL 13
CHC 2
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SDP 2
LOS 1
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SFG 3
MIL 1
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ANA 2
OAK 0
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SEA 1
WAS 3
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NYY
 
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PHI
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:35pm Today
BAL
MIN
 
1:40pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
2:10pm Today
CWS
DET
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
TEX
 
2:15pm Today
STL
CHC
 
3:35pm Today
ANA
OAK
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
COL
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
LOS
 
4:10pm Today
SEA
WAS
 
5:10pm Tonight
ATL
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8:07pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
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MICH 52
APPST 14
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NAVY 17
OSU 34
Final
UAB 48
TROY 10
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UVA 20
UCLA 28
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PURD 43
WMICH 34
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NCSU 24
GASO 23
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UMASS 7
BC 30
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NW 24
CAL 31
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NEB 55
FATL 7
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UMO 27
MARS 42
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ND 48
RICE 17
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MIZZ 38
SDST 18
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ALA 33
WVU 23
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AUB 45
ARK 21
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STAN 45
UCD 0
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UGA 45
CLEM 21
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UNC 56
LBRTY 29
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KSU 14
OHIO 17
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OKLA 48
LATU 16
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KST 55
SAUST 16
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USC 52
FRES 13
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MSST 49
SMISS 0
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OKST 31
FSU 37
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TEX 38
UNT 7
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NMU 24
UTEP 31
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UF 0
IDAHO 0
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LSU 28
WISC 24
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OREG 62
SD 13
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HAW 16
WASH 17
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
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DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
5:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR