LAS VEGAS - No. 21 Fresno State was the first top-25 team in action on the 2013 bowl schedule. The Bulldogs also are the first top-25 team to lose a bowl game.
Cody Kessler threw for 344 yards and a Las Vegas Bowl-record four touchdowns as Southern California clobbered Fresno State 45-20. Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor had two touchdown catches apiece and Javorius Allen rushed two more scores to help the Trojans finish 10-4.
Fresno State trailed 35-6 at halftime and dropped to 11-2. Derek Carr passed for just 217 yards and two TDs in his final game with the Bulldogs.