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SWX's And O's: Washington State Vs. USC


Here are six things you need to know about Washington State's upcoming game versus USC:

1) Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

This Saturday will be the first time that USC and WSU have played in almost three years. Due to the Pac-12 scheduling rotation, USC hasn't met WSU since 2010, when the Trojans won 50-16 behind 187 yards and two touchdowns from fullback Stanley Havili. It was the eighth straight win for USC over the Cougars.

2) 91-19-7

USC is 91-19-7 (.816) in home openers.

3) 8-58-4

WSU has won only 8 of 70 possible games against the Trojans. Their most recent win came in 2002, a 30-27 overtime victory in Pullman. It was the second straight win for WSU over USC, and its third in five tries.

4) 231

Total yards allowed by USC's defense in it's 30-13 win over Hawaii on Aug. 29. The Trojans totaled seven sacks, held Hawaii to 23 yards rushing and 4-of-18 on third down.

5) 199

Career receptions by USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, for 2,968 yards and 25 touchdowns. Lee had 118 grabs for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns last year, when he was a unanimous first-team All-American widely considered the best skill position player in college football. Lee had a down week in the win over Hawaii, totaling eight catches for 104 yards but dropping a couple easy passes.

6) 169-41-8

USC has a nearly .800 winning percentage in September (.794).