USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies – Predictions and Odds

Find the latest odds for USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies below. The odds are provided by New Jersey sportsbooks 888Sport NJ, DraftKings, and Unibet NJ.

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Money Line

SportsbookUSCWashington
888Sport NJ+280-400
DraftKings+295-385
Unibet NJ+280-400

Point Spread

SportsbookUSC

+10.5

Washington

-10.5

888Sport NJ-114-114
DraftKings-110-110
Unibet NJ-114-114

How to Watchย USC Trojans vs Washington Huskies

Where: Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA

When: Saturday, September 28th at 3:30 pm EST

How (TV): FOX

USC Trojans (Away)

Head Coach: Clay Helton {All-Time: 35-18 | USC}

Regular Season Record: 3-1

As one of only two Pac-12 programs to reach the College Football Playoff, the Washington Huskies have an uphill climb to repeat that feat with a loss to California already on their resume. The Huskies have responded to that defeat with consecutive blowout wins against overmatched opponents in Hawaii and BYU. Washington’s 21st ranked scoring attack will face a step up in competition with the Trojans coming to town.

The Huskies went into Provo, Utah hot off of a 52-20 beatdown of Hawaii and carried their effort forward against the Cougars, winning 45-19. Not having top running back Salvon Ahmed did not phase Chris Petersen’s rushing attack, as backups Sean McGrew and Richard Newton combined for 190 yards on the ground, with Newton reaching the endzone as a runner and receiver. Starting quarterback Jacob Eason carved up the Cougars, completing 24 of 28 pass attempts for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

Although Washington’s defense allowed BYU to put up 356 yards of offense, they managed to force the Cougars into three turnovers, two of which came at the hands of BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. Freshman safety Asa Turner managed to pick off Wilson late in the fourth quarter, while redshirt junior linebacker Ryan Bowman strip-sacked the Cougars signal-caller, with the fumble being run back for a touchdown by senior linebacker Brandon Wellington.

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Washington Huskies (Home)

Head Coach: Chris Petersen {All-Time: 142-34 | BSU, WASH}

Regular Season Record: 3-1

When opening day starter J.T. Daniels went down with a torn ACL, optimism at Southern Cal quickly faded. Enter another young quarterback in Kedon Slovis who showed promise and growing pains in a win over Stanford and a loss to BYU. Then Slovis went down with a concussion, with lone remaining scholarship quarterback Matt Fink taking over. With this program constantly churning out pro-level passers, it is easy for USC fans to take such depth for granted.

In his first non-garbage time appearance, Fink did not disappoint, throwing for 351 yards, three touchdowns and a pick in a 30-23 win over tenth-ranked Utah. Fink quickly identified a trio of preferred pass targets, completing touchdown throws to receivers Michael Pittman Jr., Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Tyler Vaughns, each of whom were the only receivers who caught more than one pass for the Trojans. Penalties loomed large in this game, with both teams combining for 237 penalty yards on 27 mishaps.

Despite not allowing the Utes to take a lead at any point the game, defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s unit did cough up 457 total yards of offense, including 247 on the ground. Regardless, the Trojans made plays on that side of the ball when it mattered, which included a blocked field goal and a Drake Jackson induced safety on Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley.

Check out our preview of the Washington Huskies 2019 season.

USC vs Washington All-Time Series

These two Pac-12 rivals have met 84 times overall, with the Trojans dominating the series 51-29-4. The two schools have not met since USC’s 26-13 victory in 2016, while the last time Washington won in Seattle came during the 2009 season under Steve Sarkisian, who would later take the head coaching job at USC.

It has been a while since both teams have faced off while ranked in the Top 25, as that meeting took place way back in 2002 when that year’s Heisman winner Carson Palmer took down the Cody Pickett-led Huskies 41-21 in the LA Coliseum.

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USC Roster Notes

Senior linebacker Jordan Iosefa is out until at least mid-October as he recovers from surgery to repair a dislocated patella.

Freshman tight end Ethan Rae is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis is listed as doubtful with a concussion and is awaiting clearance from concussion protocol.

Redshirt freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart is listed as questionable as he awaits clearance from concussion protocol.

Sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga is listed as questionable with a concussion and is awaiting clearance from concussion protocol.

Washington Roster Notes

Junior running back Salvon Ahmed is questionable with a leg injury that held him out in last week’s game against BYU.

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Joe Tryon is suspended for the first half against USC due to a targeting penalty issued to him in the second half against BYU.

Redshirt freshman receiver Trey Lowe is listed as questionable with an infection, which has held him out the whole season so far.

Junior receiver Ty Jones is out for the majority of the season with a wrist injury.

Junior tight end Jacob Kizer is listed as questionable with a back injury.

Head-to-Head: Drake Jackson (USC) vs Trey Adams (WASH)

With Washington sporting a strong offensive attack against USC’s middling defense, it will be interesting to see if the Trojans can find answers for Eason and Company. One way to evaluate those answers can be seen in USC’s pass rush, where freshman defensive end Drake Jackson will have to take on a seasoned veteran in left tackle Trey Adams of Washington.

Drake Jackson

Defensive End | 6-4, 275lb | Centennial HS | Corona, CA | Freshman

Drake Jackson has already made an impact just four games into his college career, leading the Trojans in sacks and tackles for a loss. The local product attracted 12 offers as a recruit, with the majority of the Pac-12 among that group. Jackson clearly made the right school choice, quickly passing redshirt junior Caleb Tremblay on the depth chart and likely entrenching himself there for the foreseeable future.

Trey Adams

Offensive Tackle | 6-8, 314lb | Wenatchee HS | Wenatchee, WA | Redshirt Senior

Stats: 38 Career Starts

Having turned down the NFL Draft not once but twice, Trey Adams without question has earned sufficient respect from NFL and opposing scouts alike. Adams is one of the very few linemen who have managed to be assigned the left tackle slot as a freshman and remain there his entire career. After guiding the Huskies to the College Football Playoff in 2016, NFL teams have taken notice of Adams’ draft stock, which has only been hindered by his unfortunate injury history which includes a torn ACL in 2017 and back injury in 2018.

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