Cody Kessler

USC quarterback Cody Kessler completed 14 of 17 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans' 62-28 win over California on Saturday. (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images / November 9, 2013)

USC quarterback Cody Kessler had another efficient performance Saturday in USC’s 62-28 victory over California at Memorial Stadium.

Kessler completed 14 of 17 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns.

Kessler’s screen pass to Silas Redd in the first quarter resulted in a 12-yard touchdown that gave USC a 14-0 lead.

Tailback Javorius Allen caught a short pass from Kessler and turned it into a 57-yard scoring play.

“It’s nice when you can throw a four-yard pass and you have athletes like that, that can take it 50-plus” yards, Kessler said.

Kessler has completed 64% of his passes, 12 for touchdowns, with six interceptions.

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