Fans like explosive plays, Lee is indifferent

USC receiver Marqise Lee was quiet in the Trojans first two games of the season but made his presence known in the Trojans 35-7 win on Saturday over Boston College...

Where is Marqise Lee?

That was the question heard a week ago in the Trojans 10-7 loss to Washington State, when USC's star player only gained 27 yards on 7 receptions.

Lee returned in a big way Saturday against Boston College.

The first play of the game he ran a post route, wide open, hoping to connect with Cody Kessler on what would have been a deep touchdown strike. Kessler's pass fell just out of reach, but it put the Coliseum on notice -- the playbook would be opening up.

"The fact that we were taking shots down the field, that's all the crowd wanted to see," Lee said after the game. "It's just part of the game plan for us. Sometimes were going to take shots down the field, sometimes we're not."

Kessler took another shot at Lee, this time a completion in the second quarter that Lee took for 80 yards into the end zone.

He finished the game with only two catches but for 90 yards. Lee moved into third on the USC all-time receptions list with 208. It was his third game with an 80-plus yard scoring play.

"The win is all I care about at the end of the day," he said. "I appreciate the touchdown and the pass from Cody, but I'm just trying to be myself and make plays for my team."

Eight different offensive players caught 17 passes in the win.

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