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GAME UPDATES: USC 40, Washington 17 — Final

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm with 1 Comment »
November 12, 2011 6:00 pm

Fourth Quarter

Kasen Williams caught a late TD pass from Nick Montana to make it 40-17

It’s officially out of hand. USC kicks a 35 yard field goal and leads 40-10

Third quarter

5:54 — Nick Montana goes in for Price, who is out with a left knee injury.

7:00 — Keith Price was leveled on a sack and limped off the field.

12:45 — And we have our third touchdown in 2 minutes. On second and 9, Curtis McNeal rips off 79-yard TD run. Washington’s backers got walled off and Quinton Richardson wasn’t able to to make a play. Will Shamburger had a chance to stop the touchdown, but McNeal stepped out of the tackle for the score.

13:36 — It was all Kevin Smith. He gave the Huskies a nice return on the ensuing kickoff and then hauled in a 53-yard pass from Keith Price. It set up Chris Polk’s 1-yard TD run. USC leads 30-10

Well, it’s gone from bad to horrible. Marqise Lee returned the opening kickoff of the second half 88 yards for a touchdown. USC leads 30-3.

Second quarter

2:45 — USC takes advantage of the UW free kick. Curtis McNeal breaks free for a 19-yard run on the first play, and five plays later Matt Barkley hit Marqise Lee on a 9-yard TD pass. USC lead’s 23-3.

2:55 — It looks like Price will go back into the game. He had a soft brace put on his right knee and is moving around on the sidelines.

5:53 — USC comes up with a safety. It looked as though UW was out of trouble when Price hit Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a 23 yard completion. But the play was reviewed and it was determined that he didn’t have control of the ball. So on third and 9, UW runs the pistol set – not something they’ve done a lot – and Drew Schaeffer snapped it over Price’s head into the endzone. Price picked it up but was tackled for a safety.  Price was shaken up on the play

6:58 — The Huskies commit two mistakes on a drive that allowed USC to go up 14-3 on a Marc Tyler 1-yard TD run. First, Greg Ducre inexplicably just knocked over a receiver on third and 19 for his second pass interference flag of the game. Then on fourth and nine from USC’s 45 – the Trojans run a fake punt with Kyle Negrete, who runs right up the middle for a 35-yard gain to set up the score. You can’t make those mistakes and expect to win. USC leads 14-3

12:54 — Erik Folk boots a 46-yard field. The Huskies moved the ball as Keith Price completed three passes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the drive. But it stalled when Colin Porter was called for an obvious holding near the red zone. USC leads 7-3

First quarter

5:40 — USC strikes first as Matt Barkley dives in from one yard out for the touchdown. It was a six play, 60 yard drive. The three key plays. Barkley hit Brice Butler for a 36-yard completion where Butler made a ridiculous diving catch over a stunned Greg Ducre. Then on second and nine, Randall Telfair stepped out of a Princeton Fuiamaono tackle for an eight yard gain on what should have been a two yard gain. Then Marc Tyler broke lose for a 24-yard on third and 1, when Sean Parker and Cort Dennison overpursed and Tyler cut back through a wide opening.

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  1. bsinnitt says:

    I like Sark and think he’s the right coach to lead us going forward but I think that was the worst job of play calling we’ve seen from him to date. Did he forget that we have the best running back in the PAC 12? If the plays in the first few series were scripted, I think he outsmarted himself more than USC. Our defense isn’t good enough to spot any team a lead like that in the fist quarter. Sigh…… at least we can look forward to stomping the Cougs and a bowl game. Still a year or two from competing for the conference championship. Go Dawgs!!

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