Max Browne and Sam Darnold passed for two touchdowns apiece, Adoree Jackson returned a punt 77 yards for a score, and USC rebounded with a 45-7 victory over Utah State on Saturday.
Eleven athletes deliver posters and smiles to Children's Hospital LA.
Kessler throws 3 TDs, Wright has 2 interceptions, Breslin gets 3.5 sacks.
Spring ball begins March 5.
2015: Browne spent his second year as the No. 2 quarterback as a sophomore in 2015. Overall in 2015, he appeared in 3 games, completing 8-of-12 passes (66.7%) for 113 yards. He hit 3-of-5 passes for 66 yards while playing the entire fourth quarter against Arkansas State, then hit 4-of-6 throws for 43 yards while playing all of the fourth quarter against Idaho but the last series. He played the last 2 series of the Arizona State game and completed his only pass attempt for 4 yards. He won USC’s Bob Chandler Award (given to the underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character).
2014: Browne served as the No. 2 quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2014. Overall in 2014 while seeing limited action in 6 games (Fresno State, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah, Washington State, Notre Dame), he completed 3-of-7 passes (42.9%) for 30 yards. He played the entire fourth quarter against Fresno State and went 3-of-4 for 30 yards. He played the final series against Oregon State but did not throw a pass. He played all of the fourth quarter against Colorado but missed on his 2 pass attempts. He threw an incomplete pass at Utah. He played the last 2 series at Washington State but did not throw a pass. He played 4 snaps in the fourth quarter against Notre Dame but did not throw a pass. He won USC’s Co-Lifter of the Year Award.
2013: Browne, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2013 after graduating a semester early from high school, redshirted as a freshman quarterback in 2013, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Gatorade National Football Player of the Year, USA Today All-USA Offensive Player of the Year, Parade All-American, Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team, ESPN 150, Rivals 100, Scout 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Gatorade Washington Player of the Year, AP Class 4A State Player of the Year, Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nuggets, Seattle Times Washington All-State Player of the Year, Tacoma News Tribune All-State first team and Seattle Times All-Area as a senior quarterback at Skyline High in Sammamish (Wash.). He completed 277-of-377 (73.5%) of his passes for 4,526 yards with 49 TDs and 5 interceptions in 2012 as Skyline went 14-0 and won the Class 4A state championship.
In his 4-year career (3 years as a starter), he set state records for passing yards (12,953, eighth best nationally) and completions (882) while completing 70.4% of his passes for 146 TDs and 25 interceptions.
As a 2011 junior, he was SI.com All-American honorable mention, ESPNHS.com Underclass All-American, Max Preps Junior All-American first team, Gatorade Washington Player of the Year, Seattle Times Washington Co-Player of the Year, AP Class 4A State Player of the Year and Seattle Times Class 4A State Player of the Year as he completed 288-of-409 passes (70.4%) for 4,034 yards with 45 TDs and 7 interceptions and also ran for 221 yards on 42 carries (5.3 avg.) with 2 TD. Skyline won the Class 4A state title in 2011.
As a 2010 sophomore, he made Max Preps Sophomore All-American first team as he completed 294-of-432 passes (68.1%) for 4,182 yards with 50 TDs and 13 interceptions. Skyline was the Class 4A state runnerup in 2010.
As a 2009 freshman, he was 23-of-35 (65.7%) for 205 yards with 2 TDs.
He also played basketball at Skyline.
PERSONAL: He received his bachelor’s degree in communication from USC in the fall of 2015 and is now working towards a master’s degree in business administration at USC, where he has a B+ average (3.48 GPA). His brother, Mitch, played quarterback at Claremont McKenna College from 2001 to 2004.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH MAX BROWNE
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT MAX BROWNE
USC head coach Clay Helton: “Max has great poise and game management ability. He never seems to get flustered. He has an even temperament about him and he is one of those guys who does a great job of going to the next play.”
Kyle Bonagura, ESPN.com: "After completing his fourth spring with the program, Browne is as ready as he’ll ever be to take over the starting job. Coach Clay Helton has constantly praised his ability to manage the game...He has a strong pocket presence and big arm that USC could use to take more downfield shots.”