Kessler throws 3 TDs, Wright has 2 interceptions, Breslin gets 3.5 sacks.
Spring ball begins March 5.
Barkley, Kessler each thrown a pair of scores, Curtis McNeal races for 65-yard TD.
Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.
Trojans put on pads for first time in 2012 fall camp.
2013: The high-energy Kessler will compete to start at quarterback as a sophomore in 2013.
2012: Kessler was a backup quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and also was the holder on all placekicks (beginning with the Utah game). Overall in 2012 while appearing in 10 games (all but Syracuse, Stanford, California), he was 2-of-2 (100.0%) for 9 yards. In his only 2 games seeing action at quarterback, he took the game's final snap against Hawaii and hit both of his passes for 9 yards late in the Colorado game.
2011: Kessler, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2011 after graduating a semester early from high school, redshirted as a freshman quarterback in 2011, his first year at USC. He served as the backup quarterback.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2010 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, U.S. Army All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Rivals 100, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Gatorade California Player of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, Bakersfield California All-Bakersfield Player of the Year and All-Yosemite League Offensive MVP as a senior quarterback at Centennial High in Bakersfield (Calif.). He completed 175-of-251 (69.7%) of his passes for 2,831 yards and 36 TDs with just 2 interceptions in 2010 and rushed for 324 yards on 75 carries (4.3 avg.) with 8 TDs. He also averaged 36.4 yards on 32 punts in 2010, with a 13 pinning opponents within the 20-yard line and a long of 60 yards. Centennial was 10-2 in 2010.
As a 2009 junior, he was named Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and Bakersfield Californian Area Player of the Year as he completed 188-of-312 passes (60.3%) for 2,195 yards with 14 TDs and 6 interceptions and also ran for 12 TDs. Centennial was the 2009 CIF Central Section runnerup.
As a sophomore in 2008, he completed 133-of-288 passes (63.6%) for 1,878 yards with 10 TDs and 7 interceptions and he also ran for 373 yards with 13 TDs.
He also played basketball at Centennial, where he averaged 29.5 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and was named the Bakersfield Area Player of the Year (becoming the first player to be so honored in both football and basketball).
PERSONAL: He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need.