USC leads Fresno State 52-13 after three quarters at the Coliseum in a game which has been one-sided from the start.
Cody Kessler left the game with 25/37 completed passes, 394 yards and four passing touchdowns to go along with one rushing touchdown.
Fresno State started the half with Brian Burrell back at the helm and he promptly lead the Bulldogs down the field for a touchdown.
USC responded with a drive of their own. Victor Blackwell supplied the key yardage with a 32-yard catch and run before Javorius Allen left defenders behind with a hard cut left and a waltz into the endzone.
It looked like the Bulldogs might mount another scoring drive before Anthony Sarao secured an interception on a tipped pass.
Kessler continued his already impressive outing with his most impressive pass yet, hitting freshman tight end Bryce Dixon down the middle for a 22-yard strike.
Fullback Soma Vainuku’s late third-quarter touchdown effectively iced the game.
In the first half, USC started at a sprint. They put up 21 unanswered points and dominated the first quarter. The second quarter was more even as mistakes started to creep into the Trojans’ play. Two turnovers by Trojan running backs kept the game from getting out of hand, though Kessler led his team to a late second-quarter touchdown to keep it comfortable at the half.