An Underdog's New Tricks: Five Keys To Washington Upsetting No. 3 USC

Bryan McLean@@golfbybryanContributor ISeptember 16, 2009

An Underdog's New Tricks: Five Keys To Washington Upsetting No. 3 USC

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    LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 6:  Alex Loukas #15 celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Stanford University Cardinal after defeating the USC Trojans 24-23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum October 6, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Bl

Key 5: Can Sark and Co. gameplan against their mentor?

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01:  Nick Holt talks with head coach Pete Carroll of the USC Trojans during the college football game against the UCLA Bruins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 1, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff G

Key 4: Can the Defensive Line Get Penetration

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 2:  Quarterback Adam Tafralis #17  of the San Jose State Spartans scrambles against Daniel Te'o Nesheim #66 of the Washington Huskies on September 2, 2006 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Key 3: Can the Offensive Line Keep Jake's Jersey Clean?

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 5:  Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies gets set behind teammate center Ryan Tolar #65 during their game against the LSU Tigers on September 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The LSU Tigers defeated the

Key 2: Can a Young Secondary Make Game Changing Plays?

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 5:  Mason Foster #40 and Victor Aiyewa #41 of the Washington Huskies tackles Trindon Holliday #8 of the LSU Tigers on September 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The LSU Tigers defeated the Washington Huskies 31-23. (Pho

Key 1: Can Jake Locker Carry a Team by Himself?

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 5:  Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies runs with the ball for yardage against the LSU Tigers during their game on September 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The LSU Tigers defeated the Washington Husk