Kessler sets TD mark in No. 22 USC's 56-28 win

Oct 18, 2014 11:52 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler set a school single-game record with seven touchdown passes, throwing five in the first half of No. 22 Southern California's 56-28 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

Nelson Agholor caught three TD passes from Kessler, who broke the mark previously held by Matt Barkley. He passed the record on a 24-yard TD pass to Steven Mitchell, who made a diving catch in the third quarter of a blowout victory for the Trojans (5-2, 4-1 Pac-12).

Kessler also became the first Pac-12 quarterback to throw seven TD passes in the first three quarters of a game, and the junior tied the conference record for TD passes in a non-overtime game. He finished 17 of 24 for 318 yards.

Nelson Spruce and Shay Fields each caught TD passes for Colorado (2-5, 0-4).

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