WSU senior running back Jamal Morrow scored two touchdowns and rolled up 138 total yards. Morrow tied the score at 17 late in the first half with a 1-yard touchdown run. He finished with 91 yards rushing on six attempts and five catches for 47 yards.
Morrow’s 35-yard run helped set up Erik Powell’s game-winning 32-yard field goal.
WSU senior quarterback senior Luke Falk passed for 340 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He came up big on a 12-play, 75-yard scoring drive that put the Cougars on top 27-20 with 10:14 left in the fourth quarter. Falk hit James Williams for nine yards on third-and-6 and tossed one of his best passes of the game, a 12-yard strike to Kyle Sweet on the sideline, to convert on fourth-and-3. On the ensuing play, Jamal Morrow took a Falk shovel pass 23 yards for the touchdown.
Falk posted his 27th career 300-yard game, despite at least four drops by receivers.
Freshman linebacker Jahad Woods helped preserve the victory by sacking USC quarterback Sam Darnold and forcing a fumble that was recovered by Derek Moore on the Trojans’ last possession. Woods, who moved into the starting lineup after Peyton Pelluer’s season-ending injury against Oregon State, had a team-high nine tackles.