Article Written By: Justin Pollock
PASSING: USC QB Kessler 22/31 344 yards 4 touchdowns 1 interception
RUSHING: USC RB Allen 27 carries 87 yards 3.2 average 2 touchdowns
RECEIVING: USC WR Lee 7 receptions 118 yards 2 touchdowns
The no. 25 USC Trojans rout the No. 20 Bulldogs of Fresno State with a final score of 45-20 in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor had two touchdown catches apiece, Javorius Allen rushed for two more scores and sophomore QB Cody Kessler passed for 344 yards and a bowl-record of four touchdowns Saturday under head coach Clay Helton, their third head coach in less than three months.
After this game the Steve Sarkisian era goes into full affect as he takes over as active head coach next season. Steve Sarkisian has a great 5 years at Washington going 34-29, but going 1-2 in bowl games. As for Fresno State, the Derek Carr era comes to a end as that’s going to demolish the offensive side of the ball for the Bulldogs, as he gathered 4.866 passing yards and led the nation with 48 touchdowns.
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