Cody Kessler Named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

    Cody Kessler
    Sept. 1, 2014

    USC junior quarterback Cody Kessler has been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Fresno State.

    Kessler threw for a career-high 394 yards in USC's 52-13 season-opening win versus the Bulldogs. He completed 25-of-37 passes with 4 TDs (all tying career bests) and he also opened the game's scoring with a 1-yard sneak as part of his 28 rushing yards. In the first half, he threw for 309 yards on 21-of-30 passing.

    Kessler helped a USC offense, which ran a Pac-12 record 105 plays, compile 701 total yards and 37 first downs.

    It is the second time that Kessler has been honored by the Pac-12, as he also was the Offensive Player of the Week following last season's Stanford victory.

    Joining Kessler as this week's honorees are UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks (defense) and Utah wide receiver Kaelin Clay (special teams).