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Washington Vs. USC game preview

Posted By Tim Young On Nov 11 2011 @ 6:42 pm In USC | 2 Comments

The game will be held at The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum @ 12:30 pacific standard time.The Trojans are coming off a blowout victory over Colorado and have all the confidence in the world. Washington on the other hand, is coming off on a dissapointing 34-17 loss over Oregon. Washington has improved greatly over the past two years but in order to take another step forward, they need a marquee win this year and USC would fit the bill.Washington Preview

Offense: The Huskies all year have been very consistent on offense and average 34 points a game. They are led by sophmore quarterback Keith Price, who has thrown 25 passing touchdowns this year. He has a solid athletic group of receivers to throw to led by senior Jermaine Kearse, who has 6 touchdowns on the year. The run game is led by Heisman dark horse Chris Polk. Polk is a do it all back who can run between the tackles, outside, and is also a great receiver out of the backfield with 24 catches. The offensive line is solid and has been getting the job done for the most part all year. If Price reduces his amount of interceptions, Washington should be able to score Saturday and keep the game competetive.

Defense: The defense has had major issues giving up 30 plus points 5 different times this year. They average giving up 33 points a game which is 102nd in the country. The past 3 weeks they have given up a combined total of 130 points. The Huskies are young and have had the injury bug all year long. They need to find a way to stop the Trojan offense or they will have to win in a high scoring shootout.

USC Preview:
Offense: The Trojan offense has been on fire lately. They have played their best two games the past two weeks, scoring more than 40 points in each game. Matt Barkley last week threw 6 touchdown passes setting a school record. The Run game is finally alive and Curtis McNeal has taken the workload of the carries the past two games, and has been making a huge impact. Marqise Lee and Robert Woods have big games almost every single week now. The Trojans Offensive line led by Matt Kalil now has confidence and is playing well. This Offense is capable of putting up big numbers every week if they continue what they have been doing. They have a real chance of putting up big numbers against a weak Washington Defense.

Defense: The Trojans defense are the most important part of the game this week. Starting freshman linebackers will have their first oppurtunity to play against a very good all around Washington offense. Over the years the Trojans defense tends to play better against a pro style offense because they are a pro style defense. Washington’s offense is almost identical to USC’s. The defensive line is key this week and if they have a good game and pressure the backfield ,it will take alot of pressure off the secondary and linebackers. They need to put Price in obvious passing down like 3rd and long. The Trojans have an oppurtunity to end Washington’s 2 game winning streak against them and the trojans defense will be key.

Summary: The Huskies have been 0-3 vs. top 25 all year long. They are out to prove they are turning into a top program in the west and are able to win big games. The Trojans are in bit of a trap game because if they over look Washington this week and focus on Oregon next week, they will lose. Washington is a solid team and has a chance to beat USC if things go their way

Prediction: I think the Trojans will beat Washington and take care off business. Washington will put up a fight and it will be close, but Barkley will be too much for a weak Husky Secondary to handle.

USC 42 Washington 31

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