Bakersfield's Cody Kessler throws a bowl record against local Derek Carr in Las Vegas Bowl

Trojans defeated the Bulldogs

LAS VEGAS - One of college football's biggest matchups was between two quarterbacks who call Bakersfield home.

Centennial High School grad Cody Kessler led the USC Trojans against the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Bakersfield Christian graduate Derek Carr led the Bulldogs in the Las Vegas Bowl.

The first quarter ended with USC up 14 to 6. That's as close as the Bulldogs would get.

Kessler finished the game with MVP honors and 344 passing yards with four touchdowns.

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