Four Reasons The Fall of Troy May Be Imminent
Don't sleep on the Huskies.
USC Has a Weak Secondary
Even with the emergence of Bishop Sankey and the running game, the bread and butter of the Huskies's offense has been the pass. USC's pass defense is ranked 62nd in the nation according to College Football Statistics, and their secondary has been a weak spot all season long. Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will create huge mismatches.
As Stanford and the Packers will tell you, CenturyLink Field is a tough place to play. It's going to be loud. MAJOR home field advantage for Washington.
Trojan Running Back Woes
While USC's top three tailbacks should finally all be available, all three are nursing or coming off some sort of injury this season. Penn State transfer and junior Silas Redd has been the statistical leader of the three, but has had a lingering shoulder injury. Senior Curtis McNeal left last week's game against Utah with a concussion. Sophomore D.J. Morgan stepped up and played well, but is inexperienced and had knee surgery earlier this season. Redshirt freshman Javorious Allen will be back after missing the Utah game because of a death in the family, but has also seen minimal playing time. USC's passing game is lethal, but the Huskies can scheme for it with the running game less of an issue.
USC committed a ridiculous 14 penalties last week, the most boneheaded among them being the punting team lining up with 12 men on the field. The Trojans have been erratic and unfocused mentally at times this season.
The Huskies are coming off an overwhelming defeat. But this isn't Oregon, and this game isn't at Autzen Stadium. A vulnerable and up-and-down USC team is coming into our house. And as if anyone could forget, we've upset them before.
Posted by Chris Hall.
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