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Erik Powell’s footwork helps Washington State edge USC

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 12:51 a.m.

Washington State kicker Erik Powell, left, kicks the go ahead field goal late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Pullman, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Washington State won 30-27. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)
Washington State kicker Erik Powell, left, kicks the go ahead field goal late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Pullman, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Washington State won 30-27. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

Washington State kicker Erik Powell connected on three field goals, none bigger than his 32-yarder that gave the Cougars a 30-27 lead with 1:40 remaining.

Powell earlier made field goals of 44 and 33 yards. The senior is 8 of 9 on the season – his lone miss was blocked by Oregon State – and he’s made 17 of his last 19 dating back to last season.

Powell missed his first five attempts at the outset of the 2016 season before rebounding to finish strong. His 39 career field goals ranks fifth on WSU’s all-time list.