Roundtable: Las Vegas Bowl and more 

December, 19, 2013
WeAreSC staffers discuss USC football related topics:

1. What do you see as the key matchup in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl?

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Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY SportsThe USC offensive line will need to protect Cody Kessler so he has time to throw against a suspect Fresno State secondary.
Garry Paskwietz: I think it will be the USC offensive line vs. the Fresno State D-line. The Trojans will have two new starters for this game at center and right guard, following injuries to the regular starters in the season finale. The Bulldogs are vulnerable in the secondary, giving up over 275 passing yards per game, while Marqise Lee is as healthy as he’s been all year and Nelson Agholor is a big weapon opposite him. The key will be getting protection for Cody Kessler, as the Fresno State defensive averages 3.25 sacks per game, tied for the top mark in the FBS.