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.
The Trojans (4-0, 2-0) are the first team favored to beat the Cougars (4-0, 1-0) this season – the spread moved from four points to five – and will be stuffed with talent at every position when they meet WSU in a nationally televised game Friday night (7:30 p.m. ESPN).
The quarterback is at the forefront of every Heisman Trophy debate, the top receiver is a recent addition to the Biletnikoff Award watch list and the best cornerback is a preseason AP All-American.
The USC coach also mentioned WSU running backs James Williams and Jamal Morrow, both SoCal products who certainly would’ve entertained a scholarship offer from the Trojans.
Morrow concedes that “I was a UCLA guy,” but says that his home base, Menifee, California, is an “SC town.” The Cougars’ senior captain also grew up idolizing famed USC running back Reggie Bush.
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