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DEC. 6: 4:30. PST
Televised: FS1
Radio: 790KABC
Location: Los Angeles
Stadium: Coliseum
Capacity: 77,500
Surface: Natural grass

Pac-12 schedule – Week 5

Saturday, Dec. 5
Stanford at Washington (1 p.m./FOX)
Colorado at Arizona (4 p.m./FS1)
Oregon at Cal (4 p.m./ESPN)
Oregon State at Utah (7:30 p.m./ESPN)
UCLA at ASU (7:30 p.m./FS1)

Sunday, Dec. 6
Washington State at USC (4:30 p.m. PST/ FS1)

Note: All times above are Pacific Time.

Pac-12 Standings

South Division
USC…….  3-0
Colorado… 2-0
UCLA…… 1-2
Arizona St. 0-1
Utah…….  0-1
Arizona…. 0-2

Despite last week’s Colorado game cancellation, the No.17 Trojans (photo above) remain in first place in the Pac-12 South Division.

North Division
Oregon………  3-1
Oregon St…… 2-2
Washington St..1-1
Stanford……… 1-2
California……. 0-3

After this past weekend’s Washington victory over Utah (photo above) and Oregon State’s upset win over Utah, the Huskies enter this week atop the Pac-12 North division standings.

The opening line: The Trojans opened as 12½ -point favorites over Washington State.

Projected Sunday Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 70 degrees, low of 47 degrees, 22% humidity, and 0% precipitation

The Los Angeles (photo above) weather forecast for Sunday’s game (4:30 p.m. PST) featuring the Trojans and Washington State in the Coliseum calls for sunny with a high of 70 degrees with a low of 47 degrees.

Websites:  https://wsucougars.com/ / https://usctrojans.com/

Series History:
USC leads the series over WSU 59-10-4.
Playing in Los Angeles, WSU is 6-39-2.

Last Season: The Trojans and Washington State did not play in 2019. However, these two teams played an exciting contest in 2018, and the Trojans came away with a 39-36 victory. See highlights below:

Current players in the NFL (subject to change)

WSU: Gardner Minshew (Jaguars); Jalen Thompson (Cardinals); Frankie Luvu (Jets); Joe Dahl (Lions); Hercules Mata’afa (Vikings); Deone Bucannon (Falcons); Dezmon Patmon (Colts); Andre Dillard (Eagles); River Cracraft (49ers); Daniel Ekuale (Jaguars)

Former Washington State quarterback great Gardner Minshew (photo above) now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

USC: Devon Kennard (Cardinals); Xavier Grimble, Iman Marshall (Ravens); Matt Barkley (Bills), Darion Clark (Bears); Porter Gustin, Malcolm Smith (Browns); Tyron Smith, Antwaun Woods (Cowboys); Jurrell Casey (Broncos); Everson Griffen, Marcus Martin (Lions); Steven Mitchell Jr. (Texans); Michael Pittman, Marvell Tell lll (Colts); Nelson Agholor (Raiders); Uchenne Nwosu (Chargers); Robert Woods (Rams); Austin Jackson (Dolphins); Cameron Smith (Vikings); Marqise Lee (Patriots); Leonard Williams (Giants); Sam Darnold, Chuma Edoga (Jets); Nickell Robey-Coleman, Deontay Burnett (Eagles); Zach Banner, JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers); Rasheem Green, Jordan Simmons, Chad Wheeler (Seahawks); Ronald Jones, Aca’Cedric Ware (Buccaneers); Adoree’ Jackson (Titans).

Former Trojans tailback standout Ronald Jones (photo above) has had a very good 2020 season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College Football Game of Fame Members

WSU: Jason Hansen; Glen “Turk” Edwards; Mel Hein; Rueben Mayes; Mike Utley; William “Lone Star” Dietz; Forest Evashevski; Dennis Erickson; Orin “Babe Hollingbery

Former Washington State offensive lineman great Mike Utley (photo above – No. 60) is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

USC: Marcus Allen; Jon Arnett; John Baker; Hal Bedsole; Ricky Bell; Tony Boselli; Tay Brown; Brad Budde; Paul Cleary; Sam Cunningham; Anthony Davis; Morley Drury; John Ferraro; Mike Garrett; Frank Gifford; Mort Kaer; Matt Leinart; Ronnie Lott; Mike McKeever; Dan McMillian; Erny Pinchert; Troy Polamalu; Marvin Powell; Aaron Rosenberg; OJ Simpson; Ernie Smith; Harry Smith; Lynn Swann; Cotton Wilburton; Charles White; Richard Wood; Ron Yary; Charles Young; Howard Jones (HC); John McKay (HC); John Robinson (HC); Mel Hein (AC); Aubrey Devine (AC); Bob Blackman (AC); Rickey Huntley (AC); Ken O’Brien (AC); Don Coryell (AC); RC Slocum (AC); Mike McGee (AD). 

Former USC All-America tackle Ron Yary (photo above) is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

WSU: Albert Glen Edwards; Mel Hein

Former Washington State lineman great Mel Hein (photo above) not only is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but was once a valued assistant football coach at USC.

USC: Marcus Allen; Red Badgro; Frank Gifford; Ronnie Lott; Bruce Matthews; Ron Mix; Anthony Munoz; Junior Seau; OJ Simpson; Lynn Swann; Willie Wood; Ron Yary; Troy Polamalu; Al Davis (owner); Joe Gibbs (coach); Mel Hein (coach).

Former Trojans offensive lineman Ron Mix (photo above) was a star in professional football and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Notable Alumni

WSU: Dolph Lundgren (film producer); Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft); Edward R. Murrow (TV journalist); Edmund O. Schweitzer lll (inventor); Timothy Leary (60s activist); Teresa Noreen (actress); Irwin Rose (Nobel Peace Prize); Keith Jackson (sportscaster); John M. Fabian (astronaut); Charles Glen King (biochemist); The Game (rapper); Patty Murray (Senator); Mike Lowry (former governor of Washington); Gary Larsen (cartoonist)

The late Keith Jackson (photo above) is considered a legend in sportscasting and a graduate of WSU.

USC: Neil Armstrong (astronaut); George Lucas (creator of Star Wars); Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.); John Wayne (actor); Will Ferrell (comedian and actor); Frank Gehry (Pritzker Prize-winning architect); Jerry Buss (late owner of Los Angeles Lakers); Gary Anderson (symbol designer); Warren Christopher (former Secretary of State)

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (former Prime Minister of Pakistan); America Ferrera (actress); Ron Howard (actor/director/producer) and Julie Chen (journalist); Fayez Tarawneh (former Jordanian Prime Minister); Pat Nixon (former first lady); Forest Whitaker (actor); Robert Zemeckis (director, producer, screenwriter); Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan).

With the USC film school in his name, USC grad George Lucas (photo above) is best known for his creation of the Star Wars movies and other movies like the classic American Graffiti..

Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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