On an afternoon beneath cloud covered skies, points came raining down on the Washington Huskies, and they failed to respond with any of their own. Everyone knew what kind of game this was going to be. We could have photoshopped white jerseys and gold helmets on the Washington State Cougars, and just have Washington deliver the tape, instead of sending a team. We got an up close and personal look at the misery of Ty Willingham and the Huskies football program. They were dominated in every aspect of the game, offensively, defensively, and special teams. Even a couple of second half drives against the lower depth of the SC defense ended with interceptions to kill the drive and preserve a Trojans shutout. It's now the 3rd recorded shutout in USC's last 4 games, with Arizona's 10 points representing the only blemish to the nation's top ranked defense.
Mark Sanchez threw just 19 passes on Saturday, connecting for 2 touchdowns to Patrick Turner, and also running for a score on a keeper. The bulk of the work came from the running stable, as 4 different backs found the end zone. C.J. Gable led the attack with 108 yards on 10 carries, and scoring two solo touchdowns. In all, the Trojans outgained the Washington Huskies by a total of 485 to 184 total yards, limiting Washington to just 4 first downs and forcing 3 turnovers.
If there is a dark note in this victory, USC continues to pick up penalties, accumulating 10 more against the Huskies for a total of 90 yards.