Monday morning trivia

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We look ahead at the game against USC with the weekly trivia questions.

The 2013-14 edition of the CougCenter Monday Morning Trivia Contest rolls into its second week. If you have no idea what the CCMMTC is, welcome! Before we get into the rules of trivia I would suggest any new members check out the community guidelines and other CougCenter 101 things.

This also seems like a good time to remind everyone, don't look up the questions and spoil the answers. If you don't know, take a guess. If you really want to look up the answers, go for it, but do not post them. OK then, onto today's trivia questions, featuring a USC theme.

Q1: Who was WSU's starting quarterback the last time WSU beat USC on the road?

Q2: How many starts did said quarterback have in his career prior to the game against the Trojans?

Q3: WSU took a 26-7 lead in that game when _________ scored a 35-yard ________ touchdown. Fill in the blanks. In case it wasn't clear the second blank is asking for the type of touchdown. Rushing, punt return, etc.

CCMMTQ Standings

1. SpectreFCO - 20
2. SoCalCoug - 10

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Football:

Today's football links include a lot of Auburn coverage. Christian Caple covered Sunday's practice and there is a USA Today story on College GameDay and WSU flags.

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Leach, Breske look back on Auburn - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 1, 2013
Washington State practiced for about an hour and 15 minutes tonight, going without pads and doing some initial scout work on USC. There was also dodgeball involved. We have a few notes, as well as some additional assessment of the Auburn game from coach Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske.

What we learned in the Pac-12: Week 1 - ESPN
The Cougs looked better: A gutty effort in SEC country from Washington State, which went toe-to-toe with Auburn before falling 31-24. Turnovers continue to be a curse and three interceptions from Connor Halliday, including one in the red zone in the fourth quarter, contributed to WSU’s downfall.

Pac-12 bowl projections: Week 1 - ESPN

Gildan New Mexico: Washington State vs. MWC

Cougars angry they lost | Washington State University | The Olympian

Washington State left Southeastern Conference country on Saturday stinging from a loss but hardly feeling outclassed. The Cougars surrendered Tre Mason’s 100-yard kickoff return, Corey Grant’s 75-yard touchdown run and three interceptions in a 31-24 loss to Auburn, but still had their chances late in the opener for both teams.

After Auburn, Cougs certainly not awed by next venue - Spokesman.com - Sept. 1, 2013

There should no longer be any question about Washington State’s belief in itself on the football field. Not after the Cougars’ reaction to a close loss to Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium, one of frustration and lamentation that they lost a game they actually had business winning.

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday critical of Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall's passing ability | al.com

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday was not impressed with his counterpart at Auburn.

Washington State flags are an ‘ESPN College GameDay’ tradition | For The Win

ESPN College GameDay travels the country, moving from one marquee game to another from one Saturday to the next, showcasing teams, players, coaches and crowds from August through December.

USC:

Lane Kiffin won't name a starting quarterback until Saturday and Silas Redd flew to Florida to have knee surgery. Seems like all is normal at USC.

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Silas Redd of USC Trojans visits Dr. James Andrews, hopes to return to field this week - ESPN Los Angeles
USC Trojans tailback Silas Redd, who missed the team's season opener against the Hawaii Warriors, flew to Pensacola, Fla., to see Dr. James Andrews and is hoping to be back on the field this week.

Volleyball:

The Cougars won the West Point Tournament with a win against Army.

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Volleyball Wins West Point Tournament - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Kyra Holt and junior Jaicee Harris had double-doubles Sunday to lead the Washington State volleyball team (3-0) to a 25-19, 16-25, 25-18, and 25-12 win over Army (0-3) at the Black Knights Invitational Tournament in Gillis Field House in West Point, NY.

Soccer:

The soccer team was also victorious on Sunday.

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Cougars Blank Eagles - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State soccer won its third-straight match to open the 2013 season with a 1-0 nonconference victory over visiting Eastern Washington, Sunday.

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