Boston College, 7; USC, 35
USC (2-1) bounced back from an ugly week 2 loss to Washington State to hand Boston College (2-1) its first defeat of the 2013 season at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. The Trojans dominated the Eagles in all phases of the game, racking up 521 yards of offense and limiting BC to 184.
The BC defense, which was very solid as the Eagles opened the season 2-0, forced USC to a three-and-out on the first drive of the game, but the Trojans offense started to click with its second possession, a 14-play, 96-yard drive that ended with a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cody Kessler to running back Tre Madden. Kessler threw his second TD pass early in the second quarter, an 80-yarder to wide receiver Marqise Lee to give USC a 14-0 halftime lead. The Eagles, conversely, ended each of their five first-half drives with a punt.