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USC quarterback Cody Kessler aiming for first rivalry-game victory
USC quarterback Cody Kessler aiming for first rivalry-game victory

Cody Kessler is still seeking his first rivalry-game victory as USC's starting quarterback. The junior came up short against UCLA and Notre Dame last season, and the Trojans suffered another loss against UCLA last week. So Kessler is preparing for what he hopes to be a winning performance against Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum. Kessler struggled in the Trojans' 38-20 loss to UCLA. He completed 22 of 34 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown, with one interception, and was sacked six times. Asked Tuesday what he thought he could improve upon, Kessler said, "Everything. I've got to play better." Kessler has passed for 30 touchdowns, with four...

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