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GAME UPDATES: USC 40, Washington 17 -- Final

Fourth Quarter

Kasen Williams caught a late TD pass from Nick Montana to make it 40-17

It's officially out of hand. USC kicks a 35 yard field goal and leads 40-10

Third quarter

5:54 -- Nick Montana goes in for Price, who is out with a left knee injury.

7:00 -- Keith Price was leveled on a sack and limped off the field.

12:45 --- And we have our third touchdown in 2 minutes. On second and 9, Curtis McNeal rips off 79-yard TD run. Washington's backers got walled off and Quinton Richardson wasn't able to to make a play. Will Shamburger had a chance to stop the touchdown, but McNeal stepped out of the tackle for the score.

13:36 -- It was all Kevin Smith. He gave the Huskies a nice return on the ensuing kickoff and then hauled in a 53-yard pass from Keith Price. It set up Chris Polk's 1-yard TD run. USC leads 30-10

Well, it's gone from bad to horrible. Marqise Lee returned the opening kickoff of the second half 88 yards for a touchdown. USC leads 30-3.

Second quarter

2:45 -- USC takes advantage of the UW free kick. Curtis McNeal breaks free for a 19-yard run on the first play, and five plays later Matt Barkley hit Marqise Lee on a 9-yard TD pass. USC lead's 23-3.

2:55 -- It looks like Price will go back into the game. He had a soft brace put on his right knee and is moving around on the sidelines.

5:53 -- USC comes up with a safety. It looked as though UW was out of trouble when Price hit Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a 23 yard completion. But the play was reviewed and it was determined that he didn't have control of the ball. So on third and 9, UW runs the pistol set - not something they've done a lot - and Drew Schaeffer snapped it over Price's head into the endzone. Price picked it up but was tackled for a safety.  Price was shaken up on the play

6:58 -- The Huskies commit two mistakes on a drive that allowed USC to go up 14-3 on a Marc Tyler 1-yard TD run. First, Greg Ducre inexplicably just knocked over a receiver on third and 19 for his second pass interference flag of the game. Then on fourth and nine from USC's 45 - the Trojans run a fake punt with Kyle Negrete, who runs right up the middle for a 35-yard gain to set up the score. You can't make those mistakes and expect to win. USC leads 14-3

12:54 -- Erik Folk boots a 46-yard field. The Huskies moved the ball as Keith Price completed three passes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the drive. But it stalled when Colin Porter was called for an obvious holding near the red zone. USC leads 7-3

First quarter

5:40 -- USC strikes first as Matt Barkley dives in from one yard out for the touchdown. It was a six play, 60 yard drive. The three key plays. Barkley hit Brice Butler for a 36-yard completion where Butler made a ridiculous diving catch over a stunned Greg Ducre. Then on second and nine, Randall Telfair stepped out of a Princeton Fuiamaono tackle for an eight yard gain on what should have been a two yard gain. Then Marc Tyler broke lose for a 24-yard on third and 1, when Sean Parker and Cort Dennison overpursed and Tyler cut back through a wide opening.