LOS ANGELES -- Southern Californias humiliating loss to Alabama didnt linger.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.JuJu Smith-Schuster caught two TD passes as the Trojans (1-1) showed no hangover from their 52-6 loss to the top-ranked Crimson Tide last week in Texas, the biggest season-opening loss in school history and their most lopsided defeat since 1966.We needed that, said receiver Darreus Rogers, who had a career-high seven catches for 82 yards. Its big to build our confidence back up. We had it in our mind to come out strong early and execute.While the offense had several solid drives for both quarterbacks, the USC defense shut out the Aggies (1-1) until Kent Myers 6-yard TD pass to Wyatt Houston on the last play of the third quarter.Browne was mostly sharp in his first career victory as a starter, completing 23 for 30 with one interception. Darnold threw his first touchdown pass for USC in the second quarter, hitting Deontay Burnett on his first play.Jackson picked up a bouncing punt late in the third quarter and sliced through Utah State for the third punt-return TD of his career.This week, it was a team that really wanted to perform, and really wanted to get back out and play, USC coach Clay Helton said.The Trojans overcame the ejection of left tackle Chuma Edoga on the opening drive for making contact with an official.THE TAKEAWAYUTAH STATE: The Aggies didnt get embarrassed by the Trojans, but their defense got a reality check after stifling Weber State in a 45-6 win last week. Theyll also have to check their injury losses after a punishing game at the Coliseum.USC: The Trojans avoided their first 0-2 start to a season since 1997. USC also ended a three-game skid dating to last seasons victory over UCLA while getting coach Clay Heltons first victory of his first full season in charge.INJURY REPORTUtah State starting cornerback Daniel Gray was taken from the field on a stretcher late in the first quarter. The senior transfer from Tennessee didnt get up after tackling USCs Steven Mitchell Jr. for a loss. Players from both teams kneeled on the sideline, and the entire Aggies roster came onto the field to wish Gray well as he was wheeled off.Devante Mays, the Aggies top running back, also watched the second half from the sideline, sometimes resting on crutches.HE SAID ITUSCs defense shut out the Aggies until Kent Myers TD pass to Wyatt Houston on the last play of the third quarter.I dont even know if I got to very many third-and-short or third-and-medium calls, `cause it was like we were in third-and-long almost the whole time, Utah State coach Matt Wells said. We just kept getting bogged down.BIG BLOCKSmith-Schuster had a bounce-back game from his one-catch performance against Alabama, but he also got the Trojans fans out of their seats with a block. The junior absolutely leveled Utah States Dallin Leavitt late in the first half, freeing Burnett to take his catch inside the Aggies 5.HES BACKUSCs Jabari Ruffin played in the second half after sitting out the first half for stomping on the groin of an Alabama player in the opener.UP NEXTUTAH STATE: The Aggies host Arkansas State.USC: The Trojans travel to Stanford, which clobbered them in the Pac-12 title game last season. USC has lost four straight away games. Nike Free UK Online . PAUL, Minn. Cheap Nike Free UK From China . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. 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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa State spent the last 61 weeks in the Top 25.After getting crushed by Iowa, the Cyclones run as a ranked team is likely finished.Peter Jok scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing skid against its instate rival.Isaiah Moss had 14 points to help the Hawkeyes (5-5), who start three freshmen, beat a Power Five opponent for this first time this season.I felt like we had the potential to be better than we were playing, said Iowa coach Fran McCaffery, whose once-reeling team lost to Nebraska-Omaha 98-89 last weekend. What were able to do is grow and learn.Iowa shot 59 percent in the first half, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, and jumped ahead by as much as 46-29. The Cyclones (6-3) slowly chipped away at that deficit in the second half, but a 7-0 run by the Hawkeyes after Iowa State got to 60-53 finished them off.We were bad, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. We lost that game in the first half.Matt Thomas scored 14 points to lead the Cyclones, who were just 8 of 30 from 3-point range. Ball movement was again an issue for Iowa State, which had just nine assists on 25 made baskets -- although it did miss about a dozen layups.We have to play a certain way. We have to play with great pace. We have to play with great spacing. We have to play with great ball movement. Thats when were really good, Prohm said.THE BIG PICTUREIowa State: The Cyclones looked awful in the opening 20 minutes -- which they closed quite fittingly with an air ball -- and they couldnt shoot their way out of trouble. Stretches like that are starting to become commonplace for Iowa State, and thats a bad omen with Big 12 play a few weeks away.Iowa: After getting hammered by the likes of Virginia and Notre Dame, the Hawkeyes finally put it together against a good opponent.dddddddddddd The Hawkeyes beat Iowa State in transition and on the defensive glass, and their freshman-dominated lineup was hardly fazed in their debuts in this heated rivalry.POLL IMPLICATIONS: Losing to one of just two Power Five teams (Oregon State) with losing records as the 25th-ranked team in America wont look good to most voters -- and thats an understatement.RISING STARMcCaffery looks like he unearthed a gem in freshman Cordell Pemsl, a three-star recruit from nearby Dubuque, Iowa that most folks didnt think could contribute like he has right away. Pemsl is averaging 17 points in his last four games after an 11-point, five-rebound performance Thursday. People have to respect us. We may be young, but we dont use that as an excuse, Pemsl said.THE NUMBERSDeonte Burton, Monte Morris, Naz Mitrou-Long and Nick Weiler-Babb all scored 10 for Iowa State. But only Weiler-Babb made at least half his shots. ...Iowa had 13 assists and turnovers. ...Jok also had a team-high nine rebounds. ...The Cyclones like to run. But they had just four fast-break points.HAWKEYE STATEIowas fans delighted in finally beating their rivals again, chanting Hawkeye State! in the closing seconds. But despite the loss, Iowa State is much more of a potential conference and NCAA Tournament threat than the Hawkeyes, who will undoubtedly continue to have ups and down because theyre so young.UP NEXTIowa State plays Drake in Des Moines on Dec. 17. The Bulldogs are reeling after coach Ray Giacoletti abruptly resigned Tuesday less than four years into his tenure.Iowa also will play in next weekends doubleheader in the state capital, facing Northern Iowa on Saturday.---More college basketball at www.collegebasketball.ap.org ' ' '