Undefeated Washington looks to remain perfect against re-emerging Trojans
In Week 10 of the college football season, we have a Pac-12 matchup between the 7-2 USC Trojans and 8-0 Washington Huskies. The Trojans’ two losses this season came against Notre Dame and Utah. They’re coming off a 50-49 win on the road against California as quarterback Caleb Williams continues to build his 2024 NFL draft resume.
The Huskies, meanwhile, had a 42-33 win over the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw for 369 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk caught five passes for 148 yards and two TDs.
Huskies look to remain undefeated in Penix Jr. vs. Williams
No. 5 Washington will be on the road against No. 24 USC. Penix has thrown for at least 300 yards in all but one game this season. In the game where he missed the mark, he threw for 275. The Huskies are seventh in points per game this season at 40.4, while USC leads the nation with 45.9. While USC has scored more, it has also allowed 32.6 per game (107th), while Washington has allowed just 20.6 (27th)
USC’s path to victory likely includes defensive improvement
As mentioned, the Trojans are allowing 32.6 points per game so far this season, 107th in the nation. They’re taking on a Huskies passing attack that leads the country, averaging 399 yards per game. On the road, Penix Jr. is averaging 422.7 passing yards per game. The Trojans have allowed less than 30 points in a game just four times this season — against San Jose State (28), Nevada (14), Stanford (10), and Arizona State (28).
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USC vs. Washington injury report: Who’s out, who’s starting
The only recent injury for either of these teams is Huskies wide receiver Jalen McMillan (leg). This season, he’s caught 20 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns. For the Trojans, Korey Foreman and Raleek Brown are out indefinitely but have had that designation since before Week 9.
USC Trojans Week 9 injury update: No new injuries to report
|Korey Foreman||Undisclosed||Out indefinitely|
|Raleek Brown||Undisclosed||Out indefinitely|
Washington Huskies Week 9 injury update: Jalen McMillan questionable
|Kingsley Eguakun||Lower body||Questionable|
|Andy Jean||Lower body||Questionable|
|Jonathan Odom||Upper body||Questionable|