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Pac-12 commissioner: Errors made in replay review procedure

The Pac-12 will make immediate changes to how video replay reviews are handled after Commissioner Larry Scott admitted procedural mistakes were made when a targeting foul was not called during last month’s game between Washington State and Southern California. Scott said the conference mixed administrative oversight and leadership with real-time decision-making.

HIGHLIGHTS: USC 39, WSU 36

It was a battle of quarterbacks at the Coliseum Friday night as JT Daniels and USC edged out Gardner Minshew and Washington State, 39-36. Daniels finished with 241 yards and three touchdowns on 17-for-26 passing, while Minshew racked up 344 yards on 37-for-52 attempts to go along with three touchdowns of his own. Down three with one minute and 50 seconds remaining, Cougars kicker Blake Mazza's 38-yard field goal was blocked by Trojans defensive lineman Jay Tufele to give USC its 18th straight home win. -- Pac-12.com

TV Take: ESPN seems to favor Hollywood in USC’s win over Washington State

It took four games, the first three of which they won, but the Washington State Cougars finally made the television big time. All it took was a game at USC. On a Friday night. It was the Trojans, not surprisingly, who played the starring role on the ESPN broadcast, with WSU filling the role of the supporting cast.

The pick: Why Washington State will beat USC

USC’s current point-per-game average (20) certainly doesn’t hold up against a WSU team that’s averaging more than 43 and if the Trojans offensive line can’t find a way to protect J.T. Daniels, the USC rookie will likely be forced to make a few ill-advised throws. The Cougars scored 24 points off turnovers last week and it could be a key for them once again.

Why Washington State keeps going back to Los Angeles’ Cathedral High

Both receivers, and now Djibril, have expanded WSU’s footprint at Cathedral, but so would a big result for the Cougars (3-0) this Friday night against USC (1-2) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is a pebble throw away from the high school in Chavez Ravine area of LA.

USC game carries more significance for 33 Southern Californians on Washington State roster

The Cougars’ Pac-12 opener is meaningful because it’s the first of nine games that counts toward conference standings. But, similar to how the Apple Cup excites just about every Washingtonian on the Cougar roster, the USC game bears that much more importance for 33 players who hail from Los Angeles, San Diego or a close-by suburb of those two.

Washington State outscoring opponents 52-0, outgaining them 462-92 in 4th quarter

If football games ended after three quarters, Washington State’s record would be no different than it is now. The Cougars have played well enough through the first, second and third quarter this season to dispatch Wyoming, San Jose State and Eastern Washington. But the fourth is why all three have been so lopsided.