USC stuns No. 4 Washington, crushes playoff dreams

All eyes were on the Washington Huskies entering this weekend’s game against the USC Trojans.

Washington was one of the most surprising teams in all of college football this season and had earned a spot in the latest College Football Playoff projections. And with all eyes on the Huskies thanks to ESPN’s College GameDay in town, it was time for a big time performance.

Unfortunately for the Washington faithful, those hopes have come crashing down.

When the final whistle blew, the Trojans earned a 26-13 win. Washington became the second top four team to lose on Saturday, joining the No. 2 Clemson Tigers, who fell to Pitt.

Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold had a solid game for USC, throwing for  for 287 yards and two touchdowns, while adding two picks. However, it was the defense that really stepped up and forced the Huskies into one of their worst games of the year.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning, who entered the game as a Heisman contender, also saw those hopes end with a lackluster 259 yard, one touchdown and two interception performance.

The Huskies will now have to rebound next weekend against Arizona State in order to salvage any playoff hopes, while USC hits the road to take on UCLA.

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Pitt stuns No. 2 Clemson on last-second field goal
Pitt stuns No. 2 Clemson on last-second field goal