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Darnold makes it five touchdown passes

Sam Darnold's massive night continues as he throws his fifth TD, this one to Daniel Imatorbhebhe from 17 yards out to push the USC lead to 42-17 over Cal.


Jones II increases USC's lead with rushing TD

This 37-yard score was the first rushing touchdown of the game for Ronald Jones II. He has 12 carries for 203 yards midway through the third quarter against Cal.


Webb scores Cal's second touchdown

Cal QB Davis Webb runs it in from a yard out to cut into USC's lead over the Golden Bears.

California head coach Sonny Dykes discusses his team's adjustments to make in the 2nd half (0:43)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC had 451 yards of offense in the first half against Cal. That's the most yards a Pac-12 team has registered in a half this season. The last time a Pac-12 team went for more: Cal vs Arizona State last year (458).

USC head coach Clay Helton discusses play of his redshirt freshman quarterback (0:33)

Darnold throws fourth TD pass of half

Sam Darnold hits Darreus Rogers from 20 yards out for Rogers' second touchdown catch of the night. The Trojans have a 28-10 lead over Cal at halftime.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

When USC's Ronald Jones has 8 carries for 149 yards (18.6 per carry), Cal's hope lies in forcing turnovers.


Cal strikes back quickly for first TD

After recovering a fumble in USC territory, Cal converts it into points three plays later when Davis Webb finds Tre Watson from 22 yards out to cut into USC's lead.


Burnett TD makes three for Trojans

Sam Darnold waits for the perfect moment to complete a 13-yard pass to Deontay Burnett for a touchdown. The Trojans bring their lead to 21-0 early in the second quarter.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

USC 21, Cal 0 with 12:07 left in the 2nd quarter. Sam Darnold is 8/12 for 87 yards and 3 TDs. Ronald Jones II has 107 yards on 7 carries.


USC chalks up second TD

Sam Darnold connects with Ronald Jones II, who strolls into the end zone for a touchdown. The Trojans advance their lead to 14-0 in the final minutes of the first quarter.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The quarterback switch is just part of the way Clay Helton is restoring USC's offense. Sam Darnold's mobility gives Helton flexibility and what he calls against what defenses. Cal can't stop the run, which is nothing new, but Helton is exploiting it with Ronald Jones II. It's all Trojans so far and USC is looking more like a team that will challenge Washington on Nov. 12.


Trojans on board first with Rogers TD

Sam Darnold completes a 3-yard pass to Darreus Rogers for a touchdown. USC takes a 7-0 lead over Cal in the first quarter on ESPN.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Thursday Night Football may be a necessity for television but it is a nightmare for a school like USC in downtown Los Angeles.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal receiver Chad Hansen (ankle) will not play against USC. He leads the Pac-12 in receptions (59), receiving yards (770) and is second in touchdown receptions (8).

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the scene at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where Cal-USC is about ready to kick off on ESPN.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the fact that Cal is playing on a short week and USC is coming off a bye, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the game falls under the agree-upon scheduling parameters. The Bears played a double-overtime game against Oregon on Friday, which gave them five days in between games. That USC is coming off a bye was not taken into account.

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Watch: California at USC

USC has won the last 12 games against Cal on the field (2005 later vacated) by an average of 17.8 points per game. The Trojans are three-TD favorites at home. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said he's monitoring stadium developments in Inglewood, Las Vegas and Oakland as possible future destinations for the Pac-12 Championship Game.

John Cordes/Icon Sportswire

Perez, Simmons among Gold Glove finalists

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Carlos Perez are finalists for the Gold Glove Award at their respective positions in the American League. Simmons won the award while with the Braves in 2013 and 2014. This year's winners will be announced Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Gold Glove finalists

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The best addition to the Coliseum this season.


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

If only life played out through an Xbox One. Donald's Rams beat Tannehill's Dolphins, 44-19. Tavon Austin scored five touchdowns, Trumaine Johnson had two interceptions, Todd Gurley averaged seven yards per carry.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Thursday Night Football in Los Angeles.


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

No, Donald did not replace Case Keenum with Jared Goff at quarterback. But he did pick the throwback uniforms. "I like the colors," he said.