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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

John Blanchette: Cougars shed underdog label that they didn’t deserve anyway

One play, decided nothing, revealed everything.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 12:47 a.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Luke Falk another step closer to winningest Washington State quarterback after victory over USC

Luke Falk holds every Washington State passing mark. But more importantly, he’s closing in Jason Gesser’s school record of most wins by a starting quarterback.


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

Erik Powell’s footwork helps Washington State edge USC

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.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Washington State, USC hit hard by injuries

Washington State and USC both suffered injuries at positions where they were already hurting.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

No. 16 Washington State takes down No. 5 USC in major Martin Stadium upset

How does Jamal Morrow feel about the Trojans? He won’t tell you, but he sure will show you.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Washington State’s Luke Falk adds to record collection

Washington State senior quarterback Luke Falk continued his climb up the Pac-12 Conference record book. Falk moved to the top of the career completions list with his 11th completion in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Three USC starters out of tonight’s game against Washington State due to injury

Fifth-ranked USC won’t have the services of a starting left tackle, a starting outside linebacker and its second-leading receiver tonight at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Twenty-two NFL scouts credentialed for game between No. 5 USC, No. 16 Washington State

NFL scouts are showing up in masses for tonight’s game between No. 16 Washington State and No. 5 USC.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat USC

WSU beat writer Theo Lawson makes his pick for Friday night’s NCAA football game between No. 16 Washington State and No. 5 USC in Pullman.


Washington State has USC’s full attention ahead of colossal Pac-12 matchup

Washington State’s offense is running efficiently as always, and the revamped defense is giving opponents more reason to stay up past curfew and skim through game tape.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Two-minute drill: USC at Washington State

Theo Lawson’s keys to a potential Washington State victory on Friday against USC.


Who has the edge? Grading Washington State’s Luke Falk and USC’s Sam Darnold

Washington State’s Luke Falk and USC’s Sam Darnold are a few of the country’s most prolific quarterbacks. But who has the edge?


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:59 p.m.

Q&A: Pac-12 Networks analyst & QBs guru Yogi Roth breaks down Luke Falk vs. Sam Darnold

Luke Falk versus Sam Darnold isn’t a head-to-head duel in literal terms – not in the way Washington State’s defensive line vs. USC’s offensive line is – but that doesn’t …


Counting them down: The five most anticipated games between Washington State and USC

Friday’s game between No. 16 Washington State and No. 5 USC is rightfully being billed as one of the most consequential games of the 2017 Pac-12 football season.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Leach on USC quarterback Sam Darnold: ‘Mature’ but not yet ready for NFL stage

A redshirt sophomore, Sam Darnold has already done the minimum amount of work required by the NCAA to leave school and declare for the NFL Draft following this football season. …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

USC gets top rusher back, but health of leading receiver is now in question

It was a good news/bad news kind of day for the USC football program. As of Monday morning, the Trojans were unsure whether leading rusher Ronald Jones would be able …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:20 p.m.

First look: USC at Washington State

What is it? No. 5 USC (4-0, 2-0) visits No. 16 Washington State (4-0, 1-0) at Martin Stadium in the last of five consecutive home games for the Cougars. Where …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Time not on Washington State’s side as Cougars prepare for USC on short week

The Cougars are working with an abbreviated clock this week as they prepare for a visit from the nation’s fifth-best football team.


Pac-12 highlights: USC rallies late, beats Texas in double overtime

Freshman Chase McGrath kicked a 43-yard field goal in the second overtime after hitting a tying 31-yarder on the final snap of regulation, and No. 4 Southern California rallied for …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:21 a.m.

Pac-12 capsules: No. 6 USC routs No. 14 Stanford 42-24 for 11th straight win

Steven Mitchell and Deontay Burnett caught two touchdown passes apiece from Sam Darnold, and No. 6 Southern California extended its winning streak to 11 games with a bruising 42-24 victory …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Pac-12: USC Trojans score 28 points in fourth quarter to hold off Western Michigan

Ronald Jones II ran 37 yards for the tiebreaking touchdown with 6:57 to play, and No. 4 Southern California rallied from a second-half deficit for a 49-31 victory over Western …


Chuck O’Bannon Jr., son of former UCLA star, signs at USC

After a 20-year absence, there is another O’Bannon in the college basketball ranks. This time at Southern California. Charles O’Bannon Jr. has signed to play for the Trojans starting in …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Mathews brothers, Jordan and Jonah, keeping tabs on each other

When Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews looked behind him last week, he saw one familiar face he doesn’t ever see in the stands – his younger brother, Jonah. It’s not often that …


Motley scores 19 as Baylor defeats USC, moves to Sweet 16

Johnathan Motley had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Manu Lecomte scored all 12 of his points in the final 5 minutes, and Baylor defeated USC 82-78 on Sunday in the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Southern Cal hits late 3, upsets 6th-seeded SMU in NCAAs

Elijah Stewart hit a late 3-pointer for No. 11 seed USC as the Trojans upset sixth-seeded SMU 66-65 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


Southern Cal rallies to beat Providence in First Four

Bennie Boatwright scored 24 points as Southern Cal rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat Providence 75-71 in a First Four game. The comeback victory was …


Third-ranked UCLA holds off USC to move to Pac-12 men’s semifinals

Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points and No. 3 UCLA overcame an uneven performance by Lonzo Ball while holding off rival Southern California 76-74 on Thursday night in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.


California knocks off No. 25 USC, thanks to Rabb

Ivan Rabb scored 17 points, including the go-ahead free throws with five seconds left, and had a key block at the buzzer to lift California to a 74-73 victory over …


Last-second field goal lifts USC over Penn State in epic Rose Bowl

After 98 combined points and 1,040 yards of spectacular offensive play, the highest-scoring Rose Bowl in history rested on the left foot of a Southern California kicker who had already …


Penn State aims to contain USC kick returner Adoree Jackson in Rose Bowl

Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff goes to great lengths to prepare his players for any possible situation.