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Complete Coverage: WSU vs. USC

The most important person vs. USC: Hercules Mata’afa

The college football world already knows Hercules. Friday night, he has a chance to shine on the biggest stage yet ... and the Cougs will need it.

From Drew Dunning's winner to 69-zip: Let's take a look back

One was good, one was very bad!

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WSU unveils uniform combo for USC game


The Luke Falk Stat Machine: USC Edition

Falk is on fire and USC’s secondary loves them some takeaways. See what’s potentially in store for Friday with The Luke Falk Stat Machine

The CougCenter Hour: previewing Friday’s big game with Scott Wolf from LA Daily News

Plus our quick thoughts on the Nevada game that was and some basketball coaches in a whole lot of trouble.

The Monday After: Forget Nevada - it’s time for USC

The No. 5 Trojans are coming to town on Friday. Get jacked.

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This ESPN promo will get you hyped for the USC game


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Jahad Woods now atop WSU's depth chart at WIL, Isaac Dotson at MIKE

The worst-kept secret in WSU football has now been officially acknowledged. Interesting part here: The Cougars have decided to replace Pelluer with Dotson and put Woods where he's been the backup all season. I presume this is where each of them played on Saturday, although it's difficult for the layperson to tell which inside linebacker is which.

WSU moves up to No. 16 in AP, coaches polls

USC comes to town ranked No. 5.

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WSU v. USC is sold out

The game may be on a Friday night, far away from most anywhere, but Martin Stadium will be rocking for a top-20 matchup. See y'all there.

Let's look back at Luke Falk vs. USC

While the redshirt freshman is unlikely to win the 2015 starting QB job over the next three games, he'll get a chance to get a leg up in the competition. We offer up our first impressions from Saturday.

HCA: WSU blown out, Connor Halliday's career ends

The Cougars lost another game. They also lost their leader.

Sleep-deprived thoughts on Halliday's injury

Checking the score is a cold and detached way to follow a game. Sometimes the details matter far more than the outcome.

Leach: 'Connor's contributions ... are gigantic'

While full perspective might not come for some time, the WSU coach tried to put his QB's career in perspective after the game.

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Gruesome injury ends Connor Halliday's WSU career

Washington State's quarterback had to be carted off the field after suffering an injury against the Trojans, and it turned out the nightmare had been realized: A reported broken leg requiring surgery has ended Halliday's WSU career.

Connor Halliday's injury isn't fair

It shouldn't end like this.

Leach confirms: Halliday undergoes surgery

The senior quarterback reportedly suffered a broken leg.

Recap: Cougs lose Halliday, lose to USC

It was a very rough Saturday for WSU who lost big on the field and saw Connor Halliday carted off with an injury.

Halliday carted off with an injury

Washington State's quarterback had to be carted off the field after suffering an injury against the Trojans.

WSU vs. USC: Game Thread

Come talk about the game as it unfolds with other Cougar fans.

Joshua's joke of the game!

Sorry, no cute dog today. Instead, you'll have to settle for my cute kid telling you a funny.

WSU vs. USC: Where to find the game on TV

The Cougars, trying to salvage their season, welcome the Trojans to Pullman. Game time is 1:30 p.m. and you can find the broadcast on Pac-12 Networks, or streaming via

HCA: WSU looks for third win of season against USC

WSU football returns to the field Saturday to host USC at Martin Stadium. The Cougars are in search of their third win of the season.

What the Hell is a Southern Cal?

Everything we could find on USC (without learning anything about USC).

USC is another excited WSU opponent

Cougar opponents continue to be excited for the opportunity to put up big numbers.

The Gamble-Tron is ready for Halloween

Last week may have been a disaster, but candy will always be our friend.

HCA: 3 questions heading into USC

The Cougars continue to prepare for the Trojans, here are a couple of questions that could play a big role.

HCA: Mike Leach, Cougars talk USC

The attention has turned to Week 9 with WSU looking ahead to USC.

Monday morning trivia -- USC edition

The Trojans are about to coming to town. We look back at some previous meetings.

Have yourself a day, Damante Horton

The numbers are in and oh are they beautiful.

A closer look at how USC stymied WSU's offense

USC combated a lot of the things WSU did well against Auburn. Here's a closer look at what made the Trojans so effective and where WSU can go from here.

Let's talk about Connor Halliday

There's more to gain by letting him grow against two weaker opponents than there is by starting over again with Austin Apodaca.