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Player of the game
It was thought the receiver the Huskies had to worry the most about was Robert Woods. Instead, it was true freshman Marqise Lee who provided the daggers, catching a game-high nine passes for 74 yards and a second-quarter touchdown. He also put the final nail in the coffin with an 88-yard kickoff return to start the second half.
Play of the game
USC receiver Brice Butler made just one catch, but it was a spectacular one. He made a diving grab down the sideline of a Matt Barkley pass that turned into a 36-yard completion and set up the Trojans' first touchdown.
USC led just 7-3 and was setting up to punt when Trojans punter Kyle Negrete kept the ball on a fake and ran 35 yards for a first down to the UW 20. USC scored five plays later to take a 14-3 lead with 6:58 to play in the first half.
USC's domination up front was evident in the rushing numbers for each team. UW was held to a season-low 46 yards on 24 attempts (a total that includes seven sacks for a loss of 35 yards). USC, meanwhile, rushed for a season-high 252.
By the numbers
36 Chris Polk's rushing yards, his lowest total since getting 17 against Stanford in 2010.
0 Keith Price didn't throw a touchdown pass for the first time this year.
97 The combined margin of defeat in UW's four games this year against ranked teams.
7 UW allowed a season-high seven sacks.
8-8 Erik Folk's career field goal record against USC, including a 46-yarder Saturday.
0 Neither team had a turnover, the first time that has occurred in a UW game this season.
UW quarterback Keith Price left the game midway through the third quarter with injuries to both knees, but said he could have kept playing and will play this week.
"I don't think it was for a lack of effort. It was a lack of execution, quite honestly. Football is a pretty simple game; you've gotta block, you've gotta tackle and you've gotta run. And we didn't do that very well." — Washington coach Steve Sarkisian.
|Sept. 3||E. Wash.||W, 30-27|
|Sept. 10||Hawaii||W, 40-32|
|Sept. 17||@Neb.||L, 51-38|
|Sept. 24||California||W, 31-23|
|Oct. 1||@Utah||W, 31-14|
|Oct. 15||Colorado||W, 52-24|
|Oct. 22||@Stanford||L, 65-21|
|Oct. 29||Arizona||W, 42-31|
|Nov. 5||Oregon||L, 34-17|
|Nov. 12||@USC||L, 40-17|
|Nov. 19||@Or. State||12:30 pm|
|Nov. 26||WSU||4:30 pm|
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