It’s True… Picking Dawgs To Beat USC
Call me an idiot – and some of you already have – but I think the Dawgs are going to beat USC tomorrow at Century Link Field.
Naturally I hope I’m as wrong as I was last week – I thought the Dawgs would keep it close against the Ducks. I figured they gained confidence from beating Stanford and would at least be competitive in Eugene.
Turnovers killed them. Even without the turnovers, they probably would have been crushed anyway. Sometimes when you analyze these things, you’re way off base, and I’m off base more than most.
The Huskies are 13-point underdogs to USC. The Trojans are loaded on offense with Matt Barkley, Silas Redd, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. I’m sure they’re loaded on defense too; I just don’t know what their names are.
But I just think the Dawgs are going to show some fight in this game. I don’t think they want to be trampled two weeks in a row. They’ll want to show that the Stanford game wasn’t a fluke.
Here’s another way to look at it – if Washington’s good enough to beat Stanford, and Stanford’s good enough to beat USC, isn’t Washington good enough to beat USC too?
Let’s hope not. I’d rather take crap for badly missing another prediction than getting one right.
The Husky defense played well against Stanford, which leads me to believe that it will play well against USC. The Dawgs are at their temporary home, Century Link, which should help as well.
Keith Price admits he’s been pressing. I’m guessing he’ll let it rip and play better tomorrow. Bishop Sankey, traitor that he is, has given Washington a decent running game to complement the sporadic passing game.
Another factor – the weather. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, and it might be heavy at times. USC doesn’t like rain. The Trojans have a history of losing games at Husky Stadium when the weather’s been dreadful.
God help me, but I think the Dawgs get it done against USC. Nothing makes me sicker than happy Huskies, and I have a feeling that I’ll be shoving a finger down my throat tomorrow night.
DAWGS 24, TROJANS 21