Utah at Southern California

Dominant defense propels USC past Utah 19-3

AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler passed for 230 yards, Nelson Agholor scored the game's only touchdown on an early 30-yard reception, and Southern California's defense forced four turnovers in a 19-3 victory over Utah on Saturday.

Andre Heidari kicked four field goals for the Trojans (5-3, 2-2 Pac-12), who persevered despite a daunting injury list for their second victory in three games under interim coach Ed Orgeron.

Travis Wilson passed for just 51 yards and threw two interceptions while obviously struggling with a sprained finger for Utah (4-4, 1-4), which has followed up its stunning victory over Stanford with consecutive losses to Arizona and USC. The Utes haven't won at the Coliseum since 1916.

USC's defense was dominant, yielding just 201 yards while holding the Utes scoreless after their opening drive.

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Scoring Summary
UTAHAndy Phillips 42 yd FG
USCNelson Agholor 30 yd pass from Cody Kessler (Andre Heidari kick)
USCAndre Heidari 35 yd FG
USCAndre Heidari 38 yd FG
USCAndre Heidari 28 yd FG
USCAndre Heidari 40 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1314
Third Down Efficiency6-173-15
Fourth Down Efficiency2-41-1
Plays-Net Yards69-20162-260
Passing Yds130230
Kick Return Yds5222
Punt Return Yds670
Time of Poss.27:4732:13
Individual Stats
UTAH: Travis Wilson 12-42, Kelvin York 4-21, James Poole 9-19, Lucky Radley 7-17, Karl Williams 1-2, Dres Anderson 1-0, Adam Schulz 4--30
USC: Tre Madden 12-60, Javorius Allen 2-2, Silas Redd 10-0, Team 1--2, Cody Kessler 5--30
UTAH: Adam Schulz 7-17-79-1, Travis Wilson 5-14-51-2
USC: Cody Kessler 21-32-230-0
UTAH: Anthony Denham 3-42, Dres Anderson 2-21, Lucky Radley 2-13, James Poole 2-4, Geoffrey Norwood 1-30, Sean Fitzgerald 1-11, Dominique Hatfield 1-9
USC: Nelson Agholor 6-97, Darreus Rogers 5-62, Silas Redd 5-15, De'Von Flournoy 2-45, Chris Willson 1-5, Javorius Allen 1-3, Tre Madden 1-3
Utah3rd Pac-12 South5-49-4
Southern California2nd Pac-12 South7-210-3

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