Washington Upsets USC 17-12

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/09/2015

Washington 17 USC 12

Washington upset No. 17 USC in a game marred by bad quarterback play, as the Huskies moved back over .500 with their third win in four games. This marked the Huskies’ first win over the Trojans since 2010.  

Player of the game

  • Huskies freshman fullback Myles Gaskin had his second career 100-yard game, with 22 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Key stats

  • Washington snapped a two-game losing streak, and improved to just 29-50-4 in the all-time series with the win.
  • The Huskies went into their bag of tricks, as senior wide receiver Marvin Hall threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Perkins in the third quarter.
  • Hall has scored on both of his touches this season; the other was a 78-yard touchdown reception against Sacramento State on Sept. 12.
  • USC fell in a game that was supposed to be a tuneup for the schedule to come; the Trojans’ next three opponents are all in the top 25.
  • After throwing for three or more touchdowns in every game so far this season, USC quarterback Cody Kessler was held to just 156 passing yards and no touchdowns in the loss.
  • Kessler was held scoreless for the first time since Sept. 6, 2014 at Stanford.
  • USC freshman cornerback Iman Marshall had his first career interception in the first quarter, which led to a Trojans field goal and an early 3-0 lead.

Key play

  • With 11:24 to play in the third quarter, Hall caught a screen pass behind the line of scrimmage from quarterback Jake Browning and immediately fired to Perkins for the touchdown which gave Washington a 10-6 lead. The Huskies tacked on another touchdown early in the fourth and held on late for the win.

Up Next

  • Washington vs. Oregon (10/17)
  • USC vs. Notre Dame (10/17)