USC-Washington State Breakdown

Hero: USC quarterback Matt Barkley. The freshman overcame a bruised shoulder and threw two touchdown passes in the first half, including a 57-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Damian Williams.

Goat: USC’s coaches. Opening up the playbook came a week late for the Trojans.

Key stat: USC was penalized 13 times for 115 yards.

Quote: “You won’t be able to hang in tough games (when you play) like that.”
– USC coach Pete Carroll

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