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USC crushes Huskies 40-17

Sat., Nov. 12, 2011, 4:08 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Marqise Lee caught a touchdown pass and returned the second-half kickoff 88 yards for a score, and Curtis McNeal had a 79-yard TD sprint among his career-high 148 yards rushing in No. 18 Southern California’s 40-17 victory over Washington on Saturday.

Matt Barkley passed for 174 yards and one touchdown while running for an early score for the Trojans (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12), who made sure the Huskies had no chance to beat them on a last-second field goal, as they did in each of Washington coach Steve Sarkisian’s first two meetings with his former employer.

Marc Tyler also rushed for a score for the bowl-banned Trojans, who have won five of six heading into next weekend’s trip to Oregon.

Keith Price passed for just 125 yards for Washington (6-4, 4-3) before leaving with an injured left knee in the third quarter of the Huskies’ third loss in four weeks to Top-25 opponents.



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