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Chris Hawkins
USC routs Oregon State, 35-10
USC routs Oregon State, 35-10

USC had not given up a touchdown pass coming into Saturday night’s game against Oregon State and Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion, who will probably end this season as the Pac-12 Conference’s career passing leader. Oregon State hadn’t given up a scoring pass, either. One streak lives; the other died. Mannion struggled all night against a USC defense that played like it had plenty to prove. As good as the Trojans defense was, USC quarterback Cody Kessler was every bit as impressive. He nimbly avoided Oregon State’s rush and threw on the run with pinpoint accuracy in completing 24 of 32 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns as the No. 18 Trojans defeated the...