USC vs. Colorado Score Update: Trojans Lead the Buffaloes After 3rd Quarter


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The No. 22 USC Trojans unloaded record-breaking marks against the Colorado Buffaloes through three quarters, leading 56-21 at the Coliseum.

Cody Kessler broke the USC record for touchdowns in a game with seven. He gained 319 yards on 19-of-26 passing. Nelson Agholor set a career mark with three touchdowns.

Sefo Liufau of Colorado recovered some in the third quarter, throwing his second touchdown pass to improve to 143 yards on the day with two interceptions.

Colorado hoped to start the second half better than they did the first, and in a sense they did. While Liufau avoided throwing an interception, the Buffaloes still punted on the opening possession.

Kessler proved he wasn’t done putting up numbers by launching a 75-yard bomb to Agholor for his school-record tying sixth touchdown pass.

It didn’t take long for the Trojans to get the ball back as Colorado went three-and-out, but they also failed to find the first down marker. The Buffaloes got possession back with good field position due to a shanked punt, then a personal foul on Chris Hawkins moved them even closer.

As he did in the first half, Liufau produced a fourth-down conversion with his legs. Then he hit former Trojan commit Shay Fields with a fade in the corner of the endzone for Colorado’s second touchdown.

Of course, USC once again responded. Justin Davis made up for his earlier fumble with a 45-yard scamper. Then Kessler slide around the pocket, buying time for Steven Mitchell to come open and hit the receiver for a diving touchdown reception. The score set USC’s record for touchdown passes in a game and was Mitchell’s first in his career.

Going back the other way, Liufau moved his team down the field taking advantage of the spaces in USC’s defense and hit Nelson Spruce for a touchdown.

This time, it was Buck Allen’s turn to get in on the action as he carried USC to the endzone on a 39-yard scamper.

USC started strong in the first half, as Kessler threw five touchdowns and the Trojan defense wrecked havoc with two interceptions, two sacks and four pass break ups.

Sprinting to a 29-0 first quarter lead, USC had complete control almost from the first kickoff.

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