This Washington team will be feared sometime within the years. No one will ever forget that a formerly 0-12 Washington Husky football team could come out and beat the USC Trojans. Washington's dream moment came true, when everyone else said they couldn't, when everyone counted them out... the Huskies came through and beat the Trojans 16-13.
They played with grit, they played with urgency, they played with that spark. A spark i've seen from some teams already this year. That's right, They played with HEART. Not that USC lacked heart in this game, entering the loudest stadium in America and leaving a winner(at least this year)is no small feat.
I personally called this upset alert, but this game excited me in a way like never before. Every play gave me goosebumps, I was out of my seat almost the entire game, I was screaming at the TV, This game is what College football was all about. This is why i love college football, every underdog is dangerous, just like ESPN says.
In time, people will come to respect the PAC-10. The Teams are definitely stepping up from last year, but that's a story for another day.
I believe the hype, Jake Locker is a phenom the way he lead this team to victory was astounding, 21 of 35 with 237 yards. He's a Phenom for getting hit as much as he did and still getting back up for more. He's a phenom for the final drive he lead against USC to seal the victory, ending with a field goal.
Big Bad USC would fall eventually, as the stereo type on them is not that they lose the PAC-10, but that they lose to the small opponents along the way, losing any chances of playing for a national title. After this week, it's definitely possible that they could lose the PAC-10.
Aaron Corp would wind up being 13-22 for 110 yards, throwing 1 interception.
The USC offense gave up 3 turnovers, 2 fumbles, and 1 interception. I believe that alone kicked the Trojans out of the game. Washington had 0. USC doesn't give up those turnovers, they still have a shot at winning...but I digress, because that didn't happen.
USC still has tons of questions on their offense. From what i saw, they have excellent runningbacks, one good reciever, and a beyond stellar defense, That's about it.
They said that Aaron Corp beat out Matt Barkley for the starting job until he got hurt, but i'm not sure that there would have been much of a difference. The Run was stopped when it counted. The turnovers cost them the match. USC needs to find these answers quickly or they will find themselves at the Capital One Bowl.
If Washington keeps playing like they have been, they can one day be legit PAC-10 contenders, or maybe they already are.
Looks like Sark has Carrolls number. Beware College Football, The PAC-10 looks sharper than ever.
USC is not invincible anymore. It looks like the PAC-10 is gonna be exciting this year...