The USC Trojans emerged with a dominant 40-17 victory over the Washington Huskies on Saturday, sprinting out to a 23-3 halftime lead that the Trojans would not forfeit. Trojans freshman receiver Marqise Lee, who played a big part in securing USC's victory, has been recognized as the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Huskies.
Lee accounted for two touchdowns in the game, catching a nine-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Barkley in the second quarter and running back an 88-yard punt return for a score on the opening kickoff of the second half. Lee also led USC receivers with 74 yards on nine catches.
The award marks Lee's first time winning a conference weekly honor. He joins teammates Barkley and Robert Woods as the only USC recipients to have done so this season.
Looking ahead, Lee will be called on to play another big game this week when the Trojans take on the surging Oregon Ducks. The Ducks handled the Stanford Cardinal 53-30 on the road last week, and USC will need big plays from receivers Lee and Woods if they hope to upset the Ducks.