Cody Kessler finished the regular season with 3,505 yards passing and 36 TDs.
USC defeats Notre Dame, 49-14
The Trojans offensive line struggled to protect Kessler against UCLA's fiery defense
Javorius Allen lead the Trojans with three touchdowns in win over Wildcats.
Cody Kessler led USC for 261 yards and two touchdowns.
CAREER: He has 956 yards on 182 carries (5.3 avg) with 10 TDs and 14 receptions for 99 yards (7.1 avg) with 2 TDs in his career.
2015: Davis, a quick, darting runner, will battle for the starting tailback job as a junior in 2015.
2014: Davis was the backup tailback as a sophomore in 2014. Overall in 2014 while seeing action in all 13 games, he had 129 carries for 595 yards (4.6 avg) with 4 TDs, plus 13 receptions for 92 yards (7.1 avg) with 2 TDs. He sat out 2014 spring practice while recovering from a 2013 ankle injury.
He had 30 yards on 12 tries and he also had 2 receptions for 21 yards against Fresno State. He added 20 yards on 8 carries with a 1-yard TD and he also caught a 10-yard pass at Stanford. He had 10 yards on 6 rushes at Boston College. He had 15 carries for 82 yards with a 21-yard score and 3 catches for 30 yards with a 16-yard TD against Oregon State. He added 67 yards on 14 tries and also had a 5-yard TD at Arizona State. At Arizona, he had 28 yards on 7 rushes and caught a 2-yard pass, then had 97 yards on 11 carries against Colorado, 9 yards on 4 tries at Utah and 44 yards on 9 tries (along with a catch for minus 1 yard) at Washington State. He had 45 yards on 11 tries with a TD against California, added 37 yards on 9 rushes and caught 4 passes for 25 yards with a short TD at UCLA and 81 yards on 19 carries with a 16-yard TD run against Notre Dame. He ran for 45 yards on 4 carries against Nebraska.
2013: Davis, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2013 after graduating a semester early from high school, made an immediate impression as a backup tailback as a first-year freshman in 2013 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury that ended his campaign. Overall in 2013 while appearing in the first 7 games (Hawaii, Washington State, Boston College, Utah State, Arizona State, Arizona, Notre Dame), he ran for 361 yards on 53 carries (6.8 avg) with 6 TDs, plus he had a 7-yard catch (7.0 avg).
He had 74 yards on 14 rushes with a 3-yard TD at Hawaii, then 2 yads on 2 carries against Washington State. He added 96 yards on 10 carries with a 17-yard TD against Boston College, then 17 yards on 6 carries against Utah State. He had 122 yards on 10 carries with 3 TDs (26, 15 and 58 yards) at Arizona State. He then had 38 yards on 9 carries (with an 11-yard TD) against Arizona. He had 12 yards on 2 carries and caught a 7-yard pass at Notre Dame before suffering an ankle injury at Notre Dame that sidelined him for the rest of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Rivals 100, Scout 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, Stockton Record All-Area first team and All-San Joaquin Athletic Association Co-MVP as he ran for 1,806 yards on 229 carries (7.9 avg.) with 23 TDs as a senior running back at Lincoln High in Stockton (Calif.).
As a 2011 junior, he ran for 2,613 yards on 274 carries (9.5 avg.) with 39 TDs as his team went 11-2. He made 2011 ESPNHS.com All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and Stockton Record All-Area MVP.
As a sophomore in 2010, he ran for 1,316 yards on 221 carries (6.0 avg.) with 20 TDs as he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team.
He also ran track at Lincoln, with best of 11.09 in the 100 meters, 22.76 in the 200 meters and 19-10 in the long jump.
PERSONAL: He is a social sciences (economics) major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JUSTIN DAVIS
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT JUSTIN DAVIS
Cody Kessler, USC quarterback: “Justin Is an all-around back. He can move, be shifty, but at the same time he has that physical mindset…If it’s third-and-1, he’s going to win every time. It’s just the type of guy he is. He runs hard, and he plays hard.”