SEATTLE, WA—The USC Trojans upset the No. 4 ranked Washington Huskies 26-13 on Saturday, November 12.
The game marked the biggest victory of the season for the Trojans, who have now won six straight. Sam Darnold continued his reign as USC’s starting quarterback, throwing for 287 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 23 of 33 pass attempts.
“When you have great players in front of you, it’s your job to get them the ball and find the open guy,” said Darnold. “I thought I did that pretty well tonight.”
USC’s Ronald Jones II rushed for 93 yards on 23 carries while scoring one touchdown. Wide receiver Darreus Rogers finished the game with six receptions for 84 yards and a single score. Daniel Imatorbhebhe added 78 yards receiving, including one touchdown in the Trojans seventh win of the season.
Huskies Quarterback Jake Browning threw for 259 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Washington’s first loss of the season. Browning remained positive after the game despite snapping a 12-game win streak.
“I don’t even really know what the one through four rankings means when there is only four weeks left in a season,” said Browning. “Everybody gets in there and loses. We’ve got to get ready for ASU. Things like this will happen if you’re looking forward. I thought we had the right mindset, we’ve got to execute better.”
The Trojans are now 7-3 overall and second in the South Division. USC will face their cross-town rival in the UCLA Bruins in their next game on Saturday, November 19.