Friday, September 24, 2010

USC at Washington St Preview

 Tomarrow USC will be on the road once again in Pullman Washington to take on the Washington St Cougars. USC is coming off an improved performace against Minnesota. While the D Line made massive improvements the Secondary will need to make a point in this game. Offensively USC will look to sharpen the Passing Game. Last game Matt Barkley passed for 192 threw 2 Picks and 2 TDs. USC also had a big game running the Ball. Marc Tyler got a TD on a play where he never quit. Allen Bradford went on a rampage Rushing for 131 Yards and breaking out a 59 Yard Rush against Minnesota. At Practice on Thursday the team looked energetic and thats what USC needs going into a tough conference schedule. People are saying this will be easy but Lane Kiffin said it best, Teams that aren't motivated are prone to get Upset. As long as USC stay focused and plays motivated Football then USC will win big but If they struggle then what happens?

 Washington State on the other hand is coming off a loss to SMU and come into this game 1-2. They let Montana State hang in the game that they played against them and were blown out by Oklahoma St 65-17. Washington St is looking to make a statement in the Pac-10 Opener by hanging with USC or beating them. QB Jeff Tuel came into the game against the Trojans before in USC's 27-0 win against Washington St. This season he only thrown 1 INT. Marquess Wilson the freshman WR is a Playmaker and could provide a challenge for the USC Secondary and could be the Key for Washington St. The Washington St Defense has given up alot and hasn't done much at all but will try to improve. The Offensive line from what I hear is not all that either.

In the last two meetings USC has destroyed the Cougars but USC has lost to straight Pac-10 Openers ( 2008- Oregon St and 2009 Washington) USC will come into this game motivated and looking to make a statement. Im looking for USC to Blitz more on D and Go deep more and Pound the ball on Offense. USC needs to stay motivated and use this game to show that their ready for Washington and Stanford but they also shouldn't look ahead.

Washington St-10

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