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Pullman Party: No. 16 Washington State beats No. 5 USC 30-27

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Mike Leach and his team were engulfed in a sea of crimson on the turf of Martin Stadium, reveling in a rare occurrence for Washington State football.

An upset victory 25 years in the making was worth celebrating in grand fashion. And, it proved that these Cougars are true contenders for a Pac-12 title.

''It's exciting. I'll enjoy it tonight. I'll probably enjoy it a little in the offseason,'' Leach said.

Luke Falk threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Erik Powell kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1:40 left and No. 16 Washington State beat No. 5 Southern California 30-27 on a wild Friday night.

With the national stage to themselves, the Cougars showed they were legitimate, stopping USC star quarterback Sam Darnold and pulling off their first regular-season win over a top-five opponent in a quarter-century. The last time a top five team was handed a loss by Washington State was 1992 when the Drew Bledsoe-led Cougars rolled rival Washington in a driving snowstorm.

Washington State (5-0, 2-0) had lost 15 consecutive home games against ranked opponents. This was its first win over the Trojans since 2002 - that game also finished in a 30-27 Cougars victory.

''We just showed that we were the better team tonight,'' Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa said.

Falk was excellent against the pressure from Southern California (4-1, 2-1) most of the time, but it was a key 35-yard run from Jamal Morrow that set up Powell's winning field goal.

Falk finished 34-of-51 passing, while Morrow added 91 yards rushing on six carries. The duo combined to give the Cougars the lead early in the fourth quarter, with Falk finding Morrow for a 23-yard TD on a shovel pass and run. The drive included a key third-and-6 conversion early in the possession and a fourth-and-3 on Falk's pass to Kyle Sweet for 12 yards.

''I think it's just a stepping stone. We expect to win games like this,'' Falk said. ''Hopefully from here on out going forward guys will continue the tradition of competing in games like these. Right now it's a stepping stone.''

Darnold struggled through a miserable night. Darnold was 15-of-29 passing for 164 yards and an interception. He has thrown eight interceptions in five games after throwing nine interceptions all of last season.

Darnold ran for a pair of touchdowns, including a 2-yarder with 5:01 remaining that tied it at 27. But he couldn't pull off a final rally, fumbling when he was sacked deep in Washington State territory with 1:27 left. Falk took two kneel downs and the party erupted.

''We knew what they were going to run, it was just a matter of executing it,'' Darnold said. ''They made more plays than we did.''

Darnold had one drive in the fourth quarter that showed why he's coveted by the NFL. He stayed in a collapsing pocket on fourth-and-13 and Tyler Vaughns made a leaping catch across the middle in traffic for 15 yards to the Washington State 27. Darnold hit Vaughns for 26 yards on the next snap and two plays later Darnold ran for a score.

Playing without three of his starting offensive linemen, Darnold was flustered and at times appeared rattled by the pressure from Washington State's defensive line. He was sacked only twice but was forced to move in the pocket regularly, disrupting the timing of the pass game.

USC was already without starting left tackle Toa Lobendahn before starting right tackle Chuma Edoga limped off late in the first quarter after a wayward flea flicker that ended up being an intentional grounding penalty and a 14-yard loss.

It got worse for the Trojans when Viane Talamaivao was shaken up early in the second quarter and also did not return.

''Got a bunch of hurt kids right now in that locker room,'' USC coach Clay Helton said.

Southern California's Ronald Jones had 128 yards rushing and an 86-yard touchdown, but was mostly a non-factor outside of the long run.

THE TAKEAWAY

USC: The Trojans could not overcome injuries to a number of their starters. Along with being down three offensive linemen for most of the game, the Trojans played without starting outside linebacker Porter Gustin and starting wide receiver Steven Mitchell due to injuries. While USC has supreme talent, its depth is being tested.

Washington State: The Cougars benefited from a solid defensive performance. They entered the week 18th in the country in yards per play. Take away Jones' 86-yard run and the Cougars held the Trojans to under 250 yards total offense.

TURNING POINT

The biggest plays may have come from Washington State's defense. Late in the first half after Falk was intercepted at his own 3-yard line, the Cougars defense held USC out of the end zone and forced a short field goal to take a 17-10 lead. The Cougars were able to pull even at halftime on Morrow's 1-yard run with 13 seconds left in the half.

RECORD WATCH

Falk added to his list of Pac-12 records, passing Sean Mannion for the conference lead in pass completions. He also moved into a tie with Marcus Mariota for second in career touchdown passes with 105.

UP NEXT

USC: The Trojans return home for two straight games beginning with Oregon State next Saturday.

Washington State: The Cougars don't get much of a break, traveling to Oregon next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:44
46-E.Powell 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
60
yds
03:17
pos
27
30
Point After TD 5:01
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
27
Touchdown 5:01
14-S.Darnold runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
80
yds
05:13
pos
26
27
Point After TD 10:14
46-E.Powell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
27
Touchdown 10:14
4-L.Falk complete to 25-J.Morrow. 25-J.Morrow runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
95
yds
00:00
pos
20
26
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:20
40-C.McGrath 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
16
yds
01:56
pos
20
20
Field Goal 8:24
46-E.Powell 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
73
yds
04:30
pos
17
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:13
46-E.Powell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
17
Touchdown 0:13
25-J.Morrow runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
13
plays
107
yds
04:43
pos
17
16
Field Goal 9:50
40-C.McGrath 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
1
yds
01:24
pos
17
10
Point After TD 11:25
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
10
Touchdown 11:25
25-R.Jones runs 86 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
97
yds
01:40
pos
13
10
Point After TD 14:48
46-E.Powell extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 14:48
4-L.Falk complete to 8-T.Martin. 8-T.Martin runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
89
yds
00:35
pos
7
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:46
40-C.McGrath extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 7:46
14-S.Darnold runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
75
yds
03:50
pos
6
3
Field Goal 11:41
46-E.Powell 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
55
yds
03:15
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 15 23
Rushing 6 7
Passing 8 13
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 3-12 8-18
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 306 440
Total Plays 58 81
Avg Gain 5.3 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 163 122
Rush Attempts 29 30
Avg Rush Yards 5.6 4.1
Net Yards Passing 143 318
Comp. - Att. 15-29 34-51
Yards Per Pass 4.9 6.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-21 5-22
Penalties - Yards 9-80 6-59
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-43.2 6-33.0
Return Yards 76 58
Punts - Returns 1-0 2--2
Kickoffs - Returns 3-76 3-60
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 5/5 6/6
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 2/2 3/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
5 USC 4-1 7103727
16 Washington St. 5-0 31431030
143 PASS YDS 318
163 RUSH YDS 122
306 TOTAL YDS 440
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.7% 164 0 1 92.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.6% 1389 9 8 139.1
S. Darnold 15/29 164 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 128 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 450 6
R. Jones II 14 128 1 86
S. Darnold 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 25 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 25 3
S. Darnold 9 25 2 11
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 309 3
S. Carr 5 11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Vaughns 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 89 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 154 0
T. Vaughns 6 89 0 26
D. Burnett 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 507 5
D. Burnett 6 45 0 13
J. Lewis IV 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 33 0
J. Lewis IV 2 21 0 14
J. Imatorbhebhe 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
J. Imatorbhebhe 1 9 0 9
J. Falo 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Falo 0 0 0 0
M. Pittman Jr. 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Pittman Jr. 0 0 0 0
R. Jones II 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 85 1
R. Jones II 0 0 0 0
T. Petite 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 126 1
T. Petite 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Tell III 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 2 0.0
M. Tell III 8-0 0.0 0
A. Harris 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
A. Harris 7-0 0.0 0
J. Houston Jr. 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
J. Houston Jr. 6-0 1.0 0
I. Marshall 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
I. Marshall 5-1 0.0 0
Ca. Smith 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
Ca. Smith 5-1 0.0 0
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.5
U. Nwosu 4-2 0.5 1
C. Hawkins 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
C. Hawkins 4-0 0.0 0
C. Rector 89 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.5
C. Rector 4-2 0.5 0
J. Fatu 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 2.5
J. Fatu 4-2 1.5 0
M. Dorton 44 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Dorton 2-0 0.0 0
Ja. Jones 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 3 0.0
Ja. Jones 2-0 0.0 0
R. Green 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
R. Green 2-1 1.5 0
Ja. Jones 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Ja. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
Y. Ross 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
Y. Ross 1-0 0.0 0
I. Langley 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Langley 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. McGrath 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
7/8 22/22
C. McGrath 2/2 29 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Budrovich 46 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.2 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 45.6 4
R. Budrovich 6 43.2 4 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Carr 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 38 0
S. Carr 2 26.0 38 0
V. Jones Jr. 23 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 28.5 24 0
V. Jones Jr. 1 24.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Harris 27 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 5.6 0 0
A. Harris 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 340 2 1 131.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
74.5% 1718 16 2 162.3
L. Falk 34/51 340 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 91 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 284 2
J. Morrow 6 91 1 35
J. Williams 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 182 1
J. Williams 10 34 0 9
G. Wicks 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 58 1
G. Wicks 4 10 0 8
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 -50 0
L. Falk 8 -9 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Bell 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 101 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 329 0
R. Bell 3 101 0 61
D. Martin 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 55 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 89 1
D. Martin 6 55 1 28
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 47 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 133 4
J. Morrow 5 47 1 23
K. Sweet 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 197 1
K. Sweet 5 42 0 12
J. Calvin 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 127 2
J. Calvin 3 35 0 21
J. Williams 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 290 3
J. Williams 3 24 0 13
I. Johnson-Mack 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 260 2
I. Johnson-Mack 6 24 0 7
G. Wicks 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 51 0
G. Wicks 2 6 0 3
T. Martin Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 396 6
T. Martin Jr. 1 6 0 6
C. Dimry 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 99 0
C. Dimry 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Woods 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
J. Woods 7-1 1.0 0
N. DeRider 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
N. DeRider 5-0 0.0 0
H. Mata'afa 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
H. Mata'afa 4-1 0.0 0
J. Thompson 34 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 3 0.0
J. Thompson 4-0 0.0 0
M. Pippins 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Pippins 3-0 0.0 0
S. Harper Jr. 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
S. Harper Jr. 3-0 0.0 1
D. Moore 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Moore 3-0 0.0 0
D. Molton 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Molton 3-0 0.0 0
H. Dale 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
H. Dale 2-1 1.0 0
L. Tago 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Tago 1-0 0.0 0
R. Taylor 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
R. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0
F. Luvu 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
F. Luvu 1-0 0.0 0
K. Parker 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Parker 1-0 0.0 0
M. Strong 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Strong 1-0 0.0 0
I. Dotson 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Dotson 1-0 0.0 0
J. Rogers 37 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Rogers 0-1 0.0 0
D. Ekuale 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Ekuale 0-2 0.0 0
G. McBroom 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
G. McBroom 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Powell 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
8/9 25/25
E. Powell 3/3 44 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
E. Powell 46 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 37.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 43.5 0
E. Powell 3 37.0 0 53
K. Sweet 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 27.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 39.9 0
K. Sweet 2 27.5 0 36
M. Cox 94 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 32.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 33.7 1
M. Cox 1 32.0 1 32
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Taylor 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 20.0 19 0
R. Taylor 2 18.5 19 0
R. Bell 81 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 23 0
R. Bell 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 3.5 0 0
J. Morrow 1 0.0 0 0
R. Taylor 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -2.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 -2.0 0 0
R. Taylor 1 -2.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:36 USC 25 3:50 10 75 TD
5:25 USC 23 1:35 5 27 Punt
2:11 WASHST 41 1:28 3 -2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:40 USC 38 0:33 2 17 INT
13:05 USC 8 1:40 4 92 TD
11:14 WASHST 3 1:24 3 1 FG
6:06 USC 20 0:58 3 9 Punt
0:07 USC 27 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 USC 25 1:55 4 -1 Punt
8:12 USC 10 1:20 4 18 Punt
4:37 USC 33 0:50 4 2 Punt
2:16 WASHST 27 1:56 4 16 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:14 USC 25 5:13 13 75 TD
1:40 USC 25 0:06 2 57 Fumble
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 WASHST 18 3:15 7 49 FG
7:40 WASHST 23 2:15 6 13 Punt
3:42 WASHST 9 1:22 3 -4 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:36 WASHST 11 0:35 4 89 TD
14:01 USC 45 0:44 3 5 Punt
11:18 WASHST 10 0:00 1 90 INT
9:47 WASHST 25 3:32 11 12 Punt
4:56 WASHST 6 4:43 13 94 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:54 WASHST 31 4:30 12 63 FG
6:44 WASHST 41 1:54 3 7 Punt
3:37 WASHST 2 1:10 3 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:16 WASHST 25 0:00 12 75 TD
5:01 WASHST 25 3:17 7 60 FG
1:27 USC 18 0:49 2 -4 Game