Agholor is clearly USC's best receiver and has the stats (58 catches, 643 yards, seven touchdowns) back up that claim. Against a pass defense in Pullman that allows an average of 282 yards per game, Agholor, QB Cody Kessler and the rest of the USC offense should look to exploit their mismatches for easy gains.
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Intangible: Remember what happened last season ...
Washington State added insult to USC's injury by defeating the Trojans 10-7 at the Coliseum in 2013. It sure was not a pretty game and, with Steve Sarkisian at the helm, one would guess the Trojans are more than ready to return the favor to the Cougars in Pullman. But never underestimate Mike Leach.
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Across the field: Cougars QB Connor Halliday
Prepare for an air raid. Though eight games, Halliday has already tossed for 3,833 yards and 32 scores for the Pac-12's leading passing offense. If Washington State can take an early lead and keep the crowd interested with their throwing game, it could be a very long afternoon for USC's secondary.
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Prediction: Washington State 35, USC 28
Call it home-field advantage, or simply that WSU's quarterback has 32 TD passes already ... the Trojans will come away from Pullman with their fourth loss of the season.