Five things we schooled in USC’s feat over Washington State

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USC degraded Washington State, 44-17, on Saturday during Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

Here are 5 things we schooled about a Trojans in a victory.

USC can rebound back

USC has mislaid 3 games, dual on last-second plays.

The Trojans bounced behind to win a subsequent diversion each time.

An romantic letdown was probable opposite Washington State after USC’s detriment during Utah, that done a outing to a Pac-12 Championship diversion unlikely.

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But USC did not seem to miss proclivity opposite a Cougars, scoring 14 points within a initial 5 mins and not vouchsafing adult a rest of a game.

Cody Kessler is gentle throwing down-field

Quarterback Cody Kessler has been criticized for not throwing down-field enough.

Kessler incited a dilemma when he upheld for a school-record 7 touchdowns opposite Colorado.

He did not demur to atmosphere it out opposite Washington State. Kessler finished 21 of 32 passes for a career-high 400 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Kessler strike Nelson Agholor in walk on a 87-yard touchdown pass play.

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Five Trojans receivers averaged some-more than 10 yards per reception. 

Nelson Agholor creates plays

Junior receiver Nelson Agholor constructed 291 all-purpose yards and dual fantastic touchdowns.

Agholor returned a first-quarter punt 65 yards for a touchdown. It was Agholor’s school-record fourth punt lapse for a touchdown.

He also held 8 passes for a career-best 220 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown.

Agholor eclipsed 100 yards receiving for a third uninterrupted game.

After dual seasons behind Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, Agholor has left no doubt he is able of stuffing their shoes.

JuJu Smith has turn solid force

Freshman receiver JuJu Smith has usually proven himself as a arguable playmaker.

Smith held 6 passes for 74 yards and 3 touchdowns.

It was Smith’s third uninterrupted diversion with a touchdown reception, his initial with some-more than one.

Defense loses playmakers, though others step up

USC played but starting outward linebacker J.R. Tavai, who did not transport to Washington State since of a knee injury.

And a section took a integrate of some-more hits.

Linebacker Su’a Cravens and reserve Leon McQuay were both sidelined since of injuries.

Cravens suffered a knee twist in a second entertain and will bear some-more tests when a group earnings to Los Angeles, USC announced.

McQuay was harmed in a fourth entertain when he attempted to make an interception and collided with cornerback Adoree’ Jackson while attempting to prevent a pass.

USC played backup linebackers Quinton Powell and Charles Burks and walk-on reserve Matt Lopes.

Defensive lineman Greg Townsend Jr. started in place of Antwaun Woods, who was singular in use this week since of an ear infection. Townsend also played as a stand-up rusher. He had a pouch and came tighten to creation several others

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