Washington State Report Card

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RESULT: NO. 1 USC 47, WASHINGTON STATE 14.
RECORD: 3-0, 1-0.
WEEK 3 GPA: 3.16.

QUARTERBACK

OK, hes not Tim Tebow. But John David Booty played his best game of the season. Just accept the interception and batted down pass per game.

B+

RUNNING BACKS

You always got the feeling the coaches wanted Chauncey Washington to be the guy. And he did gain 84 yards. Whatever happened to C.J. Gable?

B-

WIDE RECEIVERS

If you just go by tight end Fred Davis, it was a near-perfect night. Even Patrick Turner and Vidal Hazelton caught six passes each. Of course, the longest completion of the night was just 22 yards.

B+

OFFENSIVE LINE

A big game for tackle Drew Radovich, which is funny because during training camp the coaches seemed to talk about Charles Brown starting at his spot on a daily basis. See what they know?

B+

DEFENSIVE LINE

Lawrence Jackson got a quick sack, Sedrick Ellis keeps improving his draft stock and Kyle Moore makes all the preseason hype regarding Everson Griffen a moot point.

A

LINEBACKERS

Keith Rivers made 14 tackles, the most by a USC linebacker since 2003. That can erase the early bitter taste of the opening touchdown drive.
B

DEFENSIVE BACKS

It just seems like this is a sore spot even when Alex Brink passes for just 165 yards. The Trojans are running out of healthy cornerbacks.

C+

SPECIAL TEAMS

Well, the Trojans didnt muff the coin toss or fumble the ball, so a victory in that respect Well even overlook that 48-yard kickoff return by Washington State.

B

COACHING

USC still does not have a breakaway threat and the vaunted defense appears vulnerable at times. So lets chalk up the 3-0 start to the immortal Peter Caesar Carroll, especially as Notre Dame implodes with its genius. Hail Caesar!

A-

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