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Huskies Can't Get It Done Vs. USC

SEATTLE - It took 10 weeks before Washington looked outclassed on the football field, but on Saturday, in front of a sold out crowd, that's exactly what happened as the Huskies were dominated in almost every phase of the game and fell to 9-1 on the season with a 24613 loss to USC...

USC's defense dominated Washington along the line-of-scrimmage, allowing just 13 points and 281 yards of offense to a Washington offense that had averaged over 44 points and 585 yards per game.

Washington's Jake Browning had perhaps the worst game of his career going just 17 of 36 for 259 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Browning wasn't the only one who struggled.

The Husky offensive line gave up three sacks and was out-muscled up front by the Trojans and was only able to muster 17 yards rushing on the night.

Offensively, John Ross III was the one bright spot for the Huskies as he totaled eight receptions for 154 yards and a score, Washington's only touchdown of the game, a 70-yarder that seemed to give Washington some momentum.

Washington struggled defensively with the Trojans and redshirt freshman QB Sam Darnold.

Darnold finished the night 23 of 33 for 287 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, but it was his legs that really hurt the Dawgs as he kept several plays alive with his scrambling.

Washington and USC traded field goals and ended the first quarter tied at three.

USC took the lead when Darnold hit Darreus Rogers for a 13-yard score, putting the Trojans up 10-3 with a little under nine minutes left in the second quarter and then added another touchdown, this time it was Ronald Jones going over from four yards out shortly before the end of the half, sending the teams to the locker room with a 17-6 lead.

Washington's defense came out fired up early in the second quarter and get a couple of stops and the Huskies added the touchdown from Browning to Ross and looked poised to take the lead when Taylor Rapp added his second interception of the night, but when their drive stalled at the USC 20 and Cameron Van Winkle's 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked, that seemed to take the wind out of the sails.

USC added an eight-yard touchdown from Darnold to Josh Imatorbhebhe and a safety to cap off the scoring.

Washington will now lick their wounds and prepare to face off with Arizona State next week before closing out their season with the Apple Cup the day after Thanksgiving.

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