The Washington Huskies completed a weekend in Southern California like they haven’t enjoyed for quite a while.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning and freshman reserve Terrence Ross scored 18 points each, and Washington rallied to beat Southern California 73-67 in overtime in the Pac-10 opener for both
teams on Wednesday night.
For a team with just one true road game during its entire non-conference schedule, Washington is beginning its quest as the preseason favorite in the Pac-10 with arguably its toughest road trip.
Jake Locker scored on a 3-yard run in the first half, and Quinton Richardson returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown with 6:22 left to help Washington keep its fledgling bowl hopes alive with an ugly 24-7 win over UCLA on Thursday night.
Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin spent a hefty part of their 20s together on Southern California’s downtown campus. If they weren’t sequestered in an office up in Heritage Hall watching game tape and eating takeout food, they were simultaneously teaching and learning on the practice fields across the street.
It’s been a rare occurrence in recent seasons when Washington has been a target of revenge. But that’s clearly the case this week as the Huskies return from their bye and head to No. 18 Southern California.
What a wild week in the PAC-10! UCLA headlines the conference this week after pulling off a major upset over the Texas Longhorns, but will they move up from #8 in the latest PAC-10 power rankings?
The USC Trojans are perfect in the only column that matters, the W-L record (3-0).
Other than a handful of games, the Pac-10 had a fairly easy run through the first two weeks of the season.