Southern California at Arizona State

Grice leads Sun Devils past Trojans 62-41 wire reports

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Marion Grice scored four touchdowns, two on passes from Taylor Kelly, and Arizona State used consecutive big plays in the third quarter to race past Southern California 62-41 on Saturday night.

The defeat by the Trojans led to the firing of head coach Lane Kiffin, which was announced by the school Sunday morning.

Arizona State (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) trailed by 1 after USC opened the third quarter with a quick scoring drive.

The Sun Devils ran away from the Trojans after that, scoring a pair of touchdowns 47 seconds apart.

Kelly orchestrated the first, hitting D.J. Foster in stride for a 74-yard touchdown pass. Alden Darby was next, stepping in front of a pass by Cody Kessler for a 46-yard interception return that put the Sun Devils up 34-21.

Tre Madden and Justin Davis each scored three touchdowns for USC (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12).

It wasn't nearly enough with Arizona State piling up yards while scoring its most points ever against the Trojans and matching the most ever scored against USC.

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Lane Kiffin was fired after Saturday's night loss.  (USATSI)
Lane Kiffin was fired after Saturday's night loss. (USATSI)

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Scoring Summary
ARIZSTMichael Eubank 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
USCJustin Davis 26 yd run (Andre Heidari kick)
USCTre Madden 10 yd pass from Cody Kessler (Andre Heidari kick)
ARIZSTMarion Grice 11 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTZane Gonzalez 28 yd FG
ARIZSTZane Gonzalez 21 yd FG
USCTre Madden 24 yd run (Andre Heidari kick)
ARIZSTD.J. Foster 74 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTAlden Darby 46 yd interception return (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTMarion Grice 8 yd pass from Taylor Kelly (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTMarion Grice 9 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
USCTre Madden 48 yd pass from Cody Kessler (missed kick)
USCJustin Davis 15 yd run (Andre Heidari kick)
ARIZSTMarion Grice 28 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
ARIZSTDeantre Lewis 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick)
USCJustin Davis 58 yd run (Andre Heidari kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2225
Third Down Efficiency4-145-11
Fourth Down Efficiency1-30-0
Plays-Net Yards67-54270-612
Passing Yds295351
Kick Return Yds5590
Punt Return Yds230
Time of Poss.33:3426:26
Individual Stats
USC: Tre Madden 20-128, Justin Davis 10-122, Javorius Allen 2-15, Cody Kessler 5--18
ARIZST: Taylor Kelly 4-79, Deantre Lewis 5-64, Marion Grice 12-63, D.J. Foster 9-50, R.J. Robinson 2-9, Michael Eubank 2--1, Team 1--3
USC: Cody Kessler 20-29-295-2, Tre Madden 0-1-0-1
ARIZST: Taylor Kelly 23-34-351-1, Michael Eubank 1-1-0-0
USC: Marqise Lee 7-92, Tre Madden 3-66, Nelson Agholor 3-64, Xavier Grimble 2-39, Victor Blackwell 2-26, Jahleel Pinner 2-6, Soma Vainuku 1-2
ARIZST: Jaelen Strong 7-103, Marion Grice 7-36, Chris Coyle 5-87, D.J. Foster 3-80, De'Marieya Nelson 1-24, Kevin Ozier 1-21
Southern California2nd Pac-12 South7-210-3
Arizona State4th Pac-12 South2-75-7

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