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JuJu Smith-Schuster Sets Career Highs in Trojans 59-9 Blowout of Idaho

Cody Kessler threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns as the USC Trojans ran and passed all over the Idaho Vandals 59-9 on Saturday night at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

The USC Trojans football program is off to a sensational start to the season as they have taken a wrecking ball to significantly lesser competition.

Cody Kessler threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns as the USC Trojans ran and passed all over the Idaho Vandals 59-9 on Saturday night at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

Tailbacks Justin Davis and Tre Madden combined for 114 yards and four touchdowns as each player had two TDs apiece.

JuJu Smitch-Schuster continues to be Kessler's favorite target as the sophomore receiver set a career high with 10 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns. JuJu brought the Coliseum to its feet when he brought in a 50-yard bomb for Kessler at the end of the first quarter.

The Trojans started off the game running the ball on the paper-thin Vandals defense. Davis ran in the first two USC touchdowns before Kessler found Smitch-Schuster at the end of the quarter.

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With the Trojans leading 21-0 after 15 minutes, the Vandals got on the board with a 20-yard field goal for Austin Rehkow.

It was Madden's turn to run rampant on the Vandal's defense in the second quarter as he ran in touchdowns from 7 and 9 yards respectively, giving the Trojans a 35-3 lead.

Idaho scored a touchdown on a play action delay as Buck Cowan released and caught a 10-yard pass from Matt Linehan for the Vandals only touchdown of the game. The extra-point was blocked, giving USC a 38-9 lead.

With the threat of the running game in the minds of the Vandals, the Trojans opened up the pass in the third quarter as Kessler threw a 28-yard dart to Isacc Whitney and another deep ball to Smitch–Schuster for a 44-yard score.

Freshman running back Ronald Jones III carried the ball in the second half, and lead the team in rushing with 8 carries for 83 yards and a TD. Jones III 44-yard scamper that set up the Trojans with 1st and goal from the one-yard line was the cherry on top of Southern Cal's sundae.

Adoree Jackson returned to the lineup after the two-way player left last week's game against Arkansas State with an abdominal strain. Jackson caught four passes for 62 yards on offense.

The No. 8 ranked USC Trojans take on the Stanford Cardinal next Saturday at the Coliseum as USC opens up their Pac 12 schedule with their third consecutive game at home.


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