PULLMAN, Wash. — USC has grown accustomed to quarterback Sam Darnold finding ways to win.
In the Rose Bowl last year, he led a comeback from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Against Texas two weeks ago, he had just 45 seconds to engineer a game-tying field goal drive and did. The list goes on.
So when the Trojans were down 30-27 Friday night and got the ball with a minute and 40 seconds left against Washington State, there was reason to be confident.
“I thought it was automatic points,” USC safety Chris Hawkins said.
This time, with the Palouse rocking, things were different.
After an incompletion on first down, Darnold lined up in the shotgun at the USC 25-yard line with three receivers to his right. WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch dialed up a middle linebacker blitz that sent
Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/insidetheplay093017/inside-play-washington-state-ends-usc-rally
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