Cody Kessler sets USC record with 7 touchdown passes

Cody Kessler didn't need much time to get going Saturday afternoon in USC's 56-28 victory over Colorado. As viewed on Pac-12 Networks, Kessler threw for four touchdowns in the first quarter as the Trojans built a 28-0 lead.

Kessler finished the game passing for 319 yards and seven touchdowns, tying a Pac-12 record -- ASU's Mike Pagel also threw for seven in a 1981 regulation game -- while setting a new USC mark. Moreover, all of the scores came in the first three quarters, making Kessler the first quarterback in Pac-12 history to accomplish that feat. 

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The USC quarterback set a career high late in the half when he threw his fifth touchdown pass to give the Trojans a 35-7 lead at halftime. That fifth touchdown also set a record for most touchdowns in a half in USC history.

Kessler wasn't done. The final touchdown of the night came in the video above, a 24-yard connection with Steven Mitchell.

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