Although you certainly wouldn’t think it off of name recognition alone, not many are giving the USC Trojans much of a chance today in the Las Vegas Bowl against the Fresno State Bulldogs of the Mountain West. After all, Fresno State is the team that just narrowly missed the BCS.
Because of this, USC is out to make a statement today against the Bulldogs, and so far, they’re doing just that.
After the Trojans defense gave up a touchdown to Fresno that cut the lead to 7-6, the USC offense got the ball back and wanted to make sure that they kept their distance from their opponent.
QB Cody Kessler and WR Nelson Agholor made sure that was the case.
Kessler and Agholor capped off a 65-yard drive with this beautiful hookup to lengthen the lead to 14-6 over Fresno State:
In the first quarter, USC has had two very impressive drives on offense, utilizing both of their big play weapons in Marqise Lee and Agholor on this one here. That’s the type of play that we all expected from this team coming into the season, and it’s shining through at the right time on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Now, the question is can Fresno State adjust?