” This will be our toughest match up,” Huskies Chris Petersen on hosting USC Trojans

Husky head coach Chris Petersen met with the media monday during his weekly press conference and here is what the coach had to say about the win over BYU, Jacob Eason’s growth, the USC Trojans, and more.

Chris Petersen reviewing BYU game
Chris Petersen on Jacob Eason’s continued improvement.
What is a stupid play on a punt return?
How do you coach a running back not to fumble?
What improvement has he seen from his running backs?
How has is offensive line grown?
How good are the USC running backs?

PREGAME NOTES

THE GAME: The Washington football team (3-1 overall, 0-1 Pac-12), with the non-conference schedule now in the rearview mirror, returns to Husky Stadium this Saturday to take on USC (3-1, 2-0) in a 12:30 p.m. game (FOX television).

*The Huskies passed their first road test of the season last Saturday, beating BYU, 45-19, in Provo. Last Friday in L.A., the Trojans took out preseason conference favorite Utah, 30-23, making USC the only Pac-12 team with two conference wins.

*UW is ranked No. 17 in this week’s AP Top 25 and also in the coaches poll, while USC is No. 21 and No. 25, respectively. Following the USC game, the Huskies head out on the road for two in a row: Oct. 5 at Stanford at Oct. 12 at Arizona.

*Saturday will be the first time the Trojans and Huskies face off since 2016 due to the Pac-12’s scheduling rotation. It also is the Trojans’ first game on turf this year.

*USC has lost just once in Seattle in its last 6 visits.

*Historically, USC-UW games have been close affairs and, recently, more often than not the winner of the game has advanced to the Rose Bowl. The last team to shut out USC was the Huskies (22 years ago).

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