USC (1-1, 0-1 in Pac-12) at Washington State (1-1, 0-0)

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18

Where: Martin Stadium (Pullman, Wash.)

Watch/listen: FOX/AM 790

USC update: The Trojans suffered a dispiriting loss in their Pac-12 opener Saturday, a 42-28 defeat that was only that close due to two garbage-time touchdowns by USC. It was a real fall from grace for USC after an encouraging Week 1 performance. But the Trojans committed nine penalties for 109 yards, struggled to extend drives on third down and got gashed for big plays by a Stanford offense that struggled in a loss to Kansas State one week earlier. … DE Nick Figueroa left the Week 2 loss at halftime, the second week in a row he’s been unable to play in the second half. In Week 1, Figueroa suffered an AC sprain in his shoulder.

Washington State update: The Cougar offense has been solid if unspectacular through the first two weeks of the season. Washington State is averaging 411 yards per game and 257 through the air. The other side of the ball, though, has been another matter, with the Cougars surrendering 430.5 yards per game. Even in a bounce-back win over Portland State on Saturday, Washington State gave up 420 total yards and 318 through the air.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News


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