Friday, October 1, 2010

USC vs Washington Preview

 Saturday USC will have a chance to get payback against one of the teams that beat them. The Washington Huskies. USC players have been looking foward to this game for the whole off-season and USC is at home which should fire up the Trojans. Last Year USC was coming off a epic win against Ohio St and Aaron Corp was starting in place of Matt Barkley who was injured. USC jumped to a 10-0 lead but Washington took over and managed to stun the then #3 USC Trojans 16-13 which exposed SC for the rest the year in Coach Sarks first year. This will be USC first test against a true team after playing the 4 games against non stellar teams. USC is going into this game ranked #18 coming off an improved performace against Washington St. USC's D-Line has been playing alot better and will need to play up to their full potential against Washington. Chris Polk is no joke and if SC don't stop the run like they have in their last two games Washington will run all over them. The Secondary will also have to be ready for the pass attack against the Huskies or else Jake Locker will tortch the Trojans through the air. The Offense on the other hand will need to cut the turnovers. In the last two games Matt Barkley have thrown a combine 4 INTS and can't afford another Int in this game. Allen Bradford also fumbled last week against Washington St which got him on the bench but I'd look for Allen Bradford to get the carries along with Baxter and Marc Taylor. I think USC should pass the ball on Washington more and go to Havili if hes effective. The Huskies D gave up 383 on the ground and 150 Through the Air against Nebraska but Nebraska doesn't pass. USC is more of a balanced attack that Washington is use to seeing.

Last Year Washington Shocked #3 USC 16-13 in Washington
Can the Trojans get payback or will Washington stun USC in
Los Angeles
 The Huskies on the other hand they're looking to bounce back against USC after that killing that Nebraska gave them. Washington is coming off a bye which is very helpful for the Huskies taking on the Trojans. Coach Sark will look to pull the same magic he did last year by beating the Trojans but he will be inside the Coliseum trying to pull it off. Jake Locker is also looking to over come a 4-20 71 Yard Performace against a Nebraska team with 6 Very Fast Corners. This week Jake Locker is a big threat against the Trojans Secondary who are just now finding themselves(I hope). Jake Locker can also get it done on the ground which will have Ed Orgeon and Monty Kiffin losing sleep. The D being coached by former Trojan Cordinator Nick Holt will have The Huskies Defense ready for USC's offense. No doubt Washington will come in to this game ready to give USC a fight in LA

 Now heres the fun part for me. My prediction on the game. I think USC will come into this game with payback on their mind and had this game on their mind for a while. Jake Locker and the Huskies will make this a game and will take the lead a this game before USC kicks in and run away with the win. Jake Locker will Improve and give this USC Defense fits and the USC Offense will show their consitancy hopefully but USC wil have to cut down on pentalties and Turnovers cause if the Trojans come out too fired up and if the Huskies make the big plays on them then the energy will be gone and deflated.


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