Man, I just feel dirty after watching that game. I could use a hot shower. Take off next week vs. Boston College. This will take some time to recover from. Ugly.
It was Washington St.'s first win at USC since 2000.
The offense, save Tre Madden, was abysmal. Thank you, Tre Madden and his 150 yards on 32 carries, for existing. I really mean that. Thank you.
So, it's safe to say that neither quarterback separated himself with two awful performances combining for one terrible performance. Cody Kessler wrapped up with 8-for-13 passing for 41 yards and an interception that went for a touchdown to Cougs cornerback Damante Horton. Max Wittek was 3-for-8 passing for 13 yards and the game-killing interception to... you guessed it: Damante Horton.
The defense was on its A-game through 55 minutes, which was beyond necessary in the offense's continued inexplicable funk. But it slipped up once, and it put the team in a hole.
Cougars WR Dominique Williams caught a ball, broke a tackle and ran 49 yards to set Washington State up for a 42-yard field goal by Andrew Furney to put the Cougs up 10-7.
After Wittek's interception, the defense was very close to forcing a field goal with 2:04 left. But safety Dion Bailey was called for a defensive pass interference, refreshing WSU's downs and allowing them to kill the clock with three kneel downs.
We'll have a more in-depth analysis later. Just hug it out, guys. It gets better. I hope.